Hollywood Filmmaker from Ohio appears March 7 and 8 at Cleveland Cinemateque – Screening of ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ Includes Filmmaker Khashyar Darvich, Tibetan Musician Techung and Author Dr. Thomas A. Forsthoefel
Khashyar | March 2, 2009
HOLLYWOOD FILMMAKER FROM OHIO
APPEARS MARCH 7 AND 8 AT CINEMATHEQUE
Screening of ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ Includes Filmmaker Khashyar Darvich,
Tibetan Musician Techung and Author Dr. Thomas A. Forsthoefel
Khashyar Darvich — Hollywood filmmaker, Ohio native, Baldwin-Wallace College alumnus
Techung — Renowned Tibetan musician, songwriter and recording artist
Dr. Tom Forsthoefel — Author of ‘The Dalai Lama: Essential Writings’ and Chair, Religious Studies Department, Mercyhurst College
Screening of ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance,’ narrated by Harrison Ford; Q&A with Khashyar Darvich and Dr. Tom Forsthoefel; and musical performance by Techung.
7:30 p.m., Sat., March 7, 2009; 4 p.m., Sun., March 8, 2009
The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, 11141 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106-1710
‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ the award-winning 81-minute documentary feature narrated by Harrison Ford, screens at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2009, at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, 11141 East Blvd. The film’s screening earlier this year at the Cleveland Museum of Art drew the largest audience of any film in the museum’s 25-year history of showing films.
‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ is produced and directed by Oxford, Ohio, native and Baldwin-Wallace College alumnus Khashyar Darvich. A Q&A session with Darvich will follow the screening. See his bio online at http://www.dalailamafilm.com/Khashyar-Darvich-Biography.html.
Following the Q&A, Tibetan musician, composer and recording artist Techung will perform on the Tibetan lute and flute. Techung wrote and recorded the soundtrack music for ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance.’ He recently performed at Carnegie Hall with jazz musician Phillip Glass. Techung is best known for his performances of traditional Tibetan music, dance, and opera under the name Tashi Dhondup Sharzur. Techung’s credits include vocal and musical performances on the soundtracks of ‘Everest,’ ‘Windhorse’ and the upcoming Tibetan feature film ‘Dreaming of Lhasa.’ His work is also featured in the audio book ‘Dalai Lama, My Son’ by Diki Tsering.
Joining Darvich in the Q&A will be Dr. Thomas A. Forsthoefel, Chair of the Religious Studies Department at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa. Forsthoefel is the author of ‘The Dalai Lama: Essential Writings,’ a compilation of teachings on wisdom, compassion, and meditation by the 14th Dalai Lama.
Date: March 7, 2009 and March 8, 2009
Times: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 7; 4 p.m., Sunday, March 8
Theater Name: Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque
Theater Address: 11141 East Blvd., Cleveland
Theater Web Site: www.cia.edu/cinematheque
Theater Phone: 216-421-7450 or 800-223-4700
ABOUT ‘DALAI LAMA RENAISSANCE’
‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ is among the top-grossing documentaries of 2008. This important film on human rights and world peace has played to sold-out audiences at film festivals around the world. “Dalai Lama Renaissance” has earned 12 film festival awards, and is the official selection of 40 film festivals around the world.
The film tells the story of 40 Western innovative thinkers who travel to India to meet with the Dalai Lama to solve the problem of world peace. What happened was surprising and unexpected, and was captured by a five-camera, 18-person crew.
The film features two of the starring quantum physicists from the hit theatrical documentary ‘What the Bleep Do We Know,’ Physicists Fred Alan Wolf and Amit Goswami. Also appearing in ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ are Michael Beckwith (who appears in the film ‘The Secret’ with Wolf), Air America radio host Thom Hartmann, and others.
The film’s official website is www.DalaiLamaFilm.com.
“Dalai Lama Renaissance” held over in Columbus, OH and Tulsa, OK because of exceptional audience demand
Khashyar | February 7, 2009
COLUMBUS, OH & TULSA, OK – Because of high popular demand from audiences, and very strong turnout, “Dalai Lama Renaissance” is being held over for its third week in Tulsa, OK, and for its second week in Columbus, Ohio.
Amberla Tepe, the office manager at the Circle Cinema in Tulsa, Oklahoma, reported that “Dalai Lama Renaissance” has grossed more and attracted larger audiences than other the other films playing at the Circle Cinema.
Jeff Frank, the owner of the Drexel Theatre in Columbus, also reported very strong audience turnout and interest in “Dalai Lama Renaissance,” with “Dalai Lama Renaissance” turning out larger audiences than Oscar Nominated films that are currently playing.
This follows the record turnout two weeks ago at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where “Dalai Lama Renaissance” had the highest audience turnout and ticket sales in the 25 year history of the Cleveland Museum of Art.
The additional screening of “Dalai Lama Renaissance” in Tulsa at the Circle Cinema are:
Friday Feb 6 – 1:15 p.m.
Saturday Feb 7 at 4 p.m.
Sunday Feb 8 at 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday Feb 10 at 2:30 p.m.
Thursday Feb 12 at 2:30 p.m.
The additional screenings at the Drexel Theatre in Columbus, Ohio are:
Saturday Feb 7 at 12:40
Sunday Feb 8 at 5:30
Thursday Feb 12 at 6:30