San Francisco Bay Area – Dalai Lama Renaissance Film and Director Khashyar Darvich coming to Bay Area for screenings and Director Q&A’s – Sept 11 – Oct 3

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The Dalai Lama Renaissance Film is coming to San Francisco to begin a 4 month International Tour

The Dalai Lama Renaissance Film is coming to San Francisco to begin a 4 month International Tour

Hello Everyone,

I hope that you are well.

I am leaving for San Francisco on Friday Sept 10, for screenings and Director Q&A’s of the award-winning ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ film (narrated by Harrison Ford) on:

Sept 11 – Walnut creek – Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church

Sept 15 – San Francisco – University of San Francisco

October 3 – Davis, CA – Vets Center Theater

* Additional screening and Q&A dates expected

‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ has screened in theaters in over 100 cities around the U.S., and in cinemas in countries around the world.

I would love to meet and speak with you in person if you will be in the San Francisco area.

Thank you also for letting all of your friends in San Francisco know about the screenings, and forwarding them this message.

We will be screening ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ Volumes 1 and 2, with a Director Q&A after each screening.

You can find the complete schedule, here:

…or on the ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ film website, here:

I am very grateful that there continues to be many requests for screenings of the ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ Documentary Film, and as a result, we have scheduled a 4 month tour of the film across the United States and Australia.

I have decided that I want to travel with the film, and be available to answer questions from audiences and share in discussions about my experience working with and interviewing the Dalai Lama, as well as the process of producing, directing and distributing the film in cinemas around the world, which has been a profound and spiritual journey in itself.

In commemoration of the Dalai Lama’s visit to the San Francisco area in October, we are beginning the 2010 U.S. and Australian Dalai Lama Renaissance Film Tour in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a screening and Q&A at the Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church in Walnut Creek, CA on Sept 11.


Dalai Lama Renaissance Producer-Director Khashyar Darvich speaks to a sold out audience of 800 at a theater in Boulder, Colorado.

Here are the current screenings and filmmaker Q&A’s on our schedule (with several more to be added soon):

Saturday, September 11

Film Screening and Director Q&A – Dalai Lama Renaissance Vol. 1 and 2
Where:    Walnut Creek, CA – Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church
When:    Saturday, September 11 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Wednesday, September 15

Film Screening and Director Q&A – Dalai Lama Renaissance Documentary Film
Where:    University of San Francisco (USF) – Maraschi Room, Fromm Hall
When:    Wednesday, September 15 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Sunday, October 3

Film Screening and Director Q&A – Dalai Lama Renaissance Vol. 1 and 2
Where:    Davis, CA – Vets Center Theater
When:    Sunday, October 3 from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Sunday, October 10

Film Screening and Director Q&A – Dalai Lama Renaissance Vol. 1 and 2
Where:    New Harmony, Indiana – Harmonie Haus Cinema
When:    Sunday, October 10 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Sunday, October 24

Film Screening and Director Q&A – Dalai Lama Renaissance Documentary Film
Where:    Bloomington, IN – Buskirk-Chumley Theater
When:    Sunday, October 24 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm


Thursday, December 2

Film Screening and Director Q&A – Dalai Lama Renaissance Documentary Film
Where:    Sydney, Australia – Chauvel Cinema
When:    Thursday, December 2 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Wednesday, December 8

Film Screening and Director Q&A – Dalai Lama Renaissance Documentary Film
Where:    Melbourne, Australia – Palace Kino Cinemas
When:    Wednesday, December 8 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Sunday, December 12

Film Screening and Director Q&A – Dalai Lama Renaissance Documentary Film
Where:    Brisbane, Australia – Palace Centro
When:    Sunday, December 12 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

For more information about the screenings and Film Director Q&A’s, please visit either the ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ website ( or the film’s Facebook page ( ).

Thank you again for your kind support of the ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ Film, and for sharing this email with your friends.

Peace and Blessings,

Khashyar Darvich
‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’


Praise and Reviews for Dalai Lama Renaissance:

“SPELLBINDING . . . An uplifting cathartic journey that grips the soul. . . . An inspirational revelation for mankind . . . An everlasting awakening of the heart and mind.”

—Actress DIANNE LADD, 3-time Oscar & Emmy nominee, winner of the British Academy Award, and author of Spiraling Through the School of Life

“Yes I like your questions. . . . Certainly, your effort can make some contribution—there’s no doubt.”

—The 14th DALAI LAMA  to “DLR” Producer-Director Khashyar Darvich

“I narrated ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ because I believe His Holiness is making a positive influence in our world. For me, the film represented an opportunity to continue assisting the optimistic efforts of an extraordinary individual.”

—HARRISON FORD, actor, narrator of “Dalai Lama Renaissance”

“A provocative, even enlightening film . . . fascinating, ravishingly beautiful and sonically soothing.”

—JOHN GRIFFIN, Montreal Gazette

“Marvelous film! . . . ’Dalai Lama Renaissance’ reminds us of some most important lessons.”

—FREDERICK MARX, Co-Filmmaker of “Hoop Dreams” and Academy Award nominee

“A moving form of visual poetry. . . . Captures . . . momentous magic. Applause to the filmmakers for revealing the jewel in the lotus. . . . The film is an intimate and stirring testimony . . . . ”

—DONNA STRONG, Awareness magazine

“’Dalai Lama Renaissance’ is a fascinating and inspiring juxtaposition of human nature and transcendence.”

-—THOM HARTMANN, Air America Radio Host

“The Comedy sensation of the summer is coming soon to a theater near you, and the latest laughers from Ben Stiller, Anna Faris or Brad Pitt can’t even begin to hold a candle to it. The movie’s star? The Dalai Lama. . . . I can’t remember the last time a movie made me laugh so hard. . . . “There are scenes here every bit as comically absurd [as] ‘The Life of Brian.’ [‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’] plays more like a Monty Python parody of new age workshops.”

-—RICK KISONAK, Film Threat magazine

“This is a fine film and worth seeing.”

-—JORDAN COLBURN, Hollywood Today

“An extraordinary portrait of His Holiness at work. . . . Some of the best comic scenes in any new film out there right now.”

—BOB GRAHAM, San Francisco Bay Times

“It is a stunning tour-de-force. . . . an intimate glimpse into the Dalai Lama’s life.”

—AMY WONG, LA Yoga magazine

“This film was startlingly original. . . . a revelatory documentary . . . a beautiful and fresh window on the Dalai Lama.”


“A powerful cinematic documentary . . . A very moving documentary . . . unexpected and powerful . . . Long after it ends, the totality of the documentary lingers, as one contemplates the fact that, if every human being decides to act in the best interest of human kind, we can change the world.”

—STAN ROBINSON, Screen Scene/Arizona Weekly

“’Dalai Lama Renaissance’ is an interesting portrayal of human ego pitted against compassion and altruism, exemplifying the very essence of the issues facing the world today.”

-TODD MAYVILLE, Elephant Journal

“Fire up this DVD and prepare to be amazed. . . . The film has a certain persuasive power. . . . Hilarious.”

—ROSS ROBERTSON, EnlightenNext magazine

“The film rapidly grabs hold of you. . . . There is plenty of humor . . . [a] top-notch comedy . . . a journey of self-discovery. . . . The lessons of ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ apply just as much to the audience watching this insightful documentary.”

—IAN BARTHOLOMEW, Taipei Times, Taiwan

“A memorable gathering of elites . . . an inspiring documentary which depicts the Dalai Lama philosophy of peace. . . . Full of meaning. . . . Powerful.”

—LI ZHAO YANG, Pots Newspaper, Taiwan

“A big spiritual harvest for everyone.”

—QIU ZU, China Times

“No empty seat at the premiere of the documentary ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’. . . . The Taipei premiere has attracted a full house and many people were touched after watching the film.”

—FTV Television, Taiwan

“’Dalai Lama Renaissance’ is full of historical significance. . . . [Harrison] Ford’s strong, deep voice adds much color to the documentary.”

—ZOU NIAN ZU, Liberty Times, Taiwan

“It is indeed inspiring and thought provoking. . . . an interesting documentary paying tribute to a fascinating individual.”

—YNOT at the Movies

“Unexpected, heartwarming, and enlightening . . . an intimate look at the Dalai Lama’s interpersonal actions.”


“[The] Dalai Lama film reveals more than what is on the surface. . . . 81 minutes of power struggles, flaring egos, and complete love. . . . Hilarious and sobering . . .[an] emotional wallop.”

—STINA SIEG, Glenwood Springs Post Independent (Colorado)

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