Staten Island, NY – Award-winning Dalai Lama Renaissance Film, and its Director, Appear at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art in Staten Island for Special Screening on Nov 3
Khashyar | November 2, 2010
STATEN ISLAND, NY – After winning 12 awards, and screening in hundreds of cities around the world, the ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ Documentary Film and Director Khashyar Darvich travel to Staten Island on Wednesday, November 4 for a special film screening and Director Q&A at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art at 7 p.m.
There will be a public reception with the filmmaker before the screening at 6:30.
Featuring the Dalai Lama, and narrated by actor Harrison Ford, the film (www.DalaiLamaFilm.com) tells the story of 40 Western innovative thinkers who travel to the Himalayan Mountains of India to meet with the Dalai Lama to solve many of the world’s problems. What happened was powerful 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,’ Fred Alan Wolf and Amit Goswami. Also appearing in ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ are Michael Beckwith (who appears in ‘The Secret’), radio host and author Thom Hartmann, revolutionary social scientist Jean Houston, Vandana Shiva (social activist, “The Corporation”), and other prominent thinkers.
Amy Wong of LA Yoga Magazine writes: “it is a stunning tour-de-force [and an] intimate glimpse into the Dalai Lama’s life.”
Film Critic John Griffin of the Montreal Gazette calls ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ “a provocative, even enlightening film… fascinating, ravishingly beautiful and sonically soothing.”
Film Threat Magazine’s Rick Kisonak said “Dalai Lama Renaissance” is a “comedy sensation,” adding, “I can’t remember the last time a movie made me laugh so hard.”
“I look forward visiting the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art,” says Director Khashyar Darvich, “to share the film with audiences in Staten Island, as well as speaking with them about the inner journey of personal transformation, in the presence of the Dalai Lama, that was captured in the film.”
The screening is being hosted and organized by the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art (www.tibetanmuseum.org ).
After the Nov 3 Staten Island screening and Q&A, Darvich travels to Montreal for screenings on Nov 4 and 5, and then in Toronto on Nov 6 and 7. ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ and Director Darvich return to New York City for screenings at Tibet House on Nov 11, the NY Insight Meditation Center on Nov 12, and the Unity Church of Practical Spirituality on Nov 14. The film and filmmaker then travel to Australia on November 24 for a five week multi-city Australian tour.
To purchase tickets for the Staten Island ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ event, please visit: www.tibetanmuseum or call (718) 987-3500.
Additional screenings of the film, around the world, can be found at: www.DalaiLamaFilm.com/events
“Dalai Lama Renaissance” opens in San Francisco on Feb 15 and 16 at the Red Vic Movie House – Filmmaker appears in person
Khashyar | February 8, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO – “Dalai Lama Renaissance” (the award-winning documentary film about the Dalai Lama, narrated by Harrison Ford), opens at the Red Vic Movie House in San Francisco on Sunday February 15, 2009, and will screen through Monday February 16.
Producer-Director Khashyar Darvich will appear in person to answer questions from the audience after most of the screenings.
To date, “Dalai Lama Renaissance” has screened in over 80 U.S. cities, as well as in cinemas around the world. It is the official selection of over 40 international film festivals, and has won 12 awards.
The film tells the story of forty of the world’s most innovative thinkers who travel to the Himalayan Mountains of India to meet the Dalai Lama to solve many of the world’s problems. What happened was surprising and unexpected, and was captured by a 5-camera, 18-person crew.
“I narrated Dalai Lama Renaissance,” says Harrison Ford, “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.”
The film features two of the quantum physicists who starred in 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 appeared, with Wolf, in the film “The Secret”), Air America radio host Thom Hartmann, and other prominent figures.
“Hoop Dreams” Co-Filmmaker Frederick Marx calls Dalai Lama Renaissance a “Marvelous film! Dalai Lama Renaissance reminds us of some most important lessons.”
John Griffin of the Montreal Gazette called Dalai Lama Renaissance “a provocative, even enlightening film… fascinating, ravishingly beautiful and sonically soothing.” Bob Graham of the San Francisco Bay Times writes that the film is “an extraordinary portrait of His Holiness at work… Some of the best” comic scenes in any new film out there right now.”
On February 21, “Dalai Lama Renaissance” makes its New York premiere at the prestigious Ruben Museum of Art for several days. Producer-Director Khashyar Darvich will also appear in person for a Q&A during the February 21 and 22 screenings.
The DVD of the film is scheduled for release in April 2009.
More information can be found on the film’s official website, here: www.DalaiLamaFilm.com