Khashyar | October 22, 2010
Dalai Lama Renaissance Film Update: Hollywood Director uses DLR clips, Red Carpet Premiere in Miami, Australia-bound, New York, Toronto and reaching audiences around the world
This is Khashyar Darvich, the Producer-Director of the ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ Documentary Film (narrated by Harrison Ford).
With your help and support, ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ continues to reach and positively impact audiences around the world.
Within the next 2 months, the film will screen over 30 times in the United States and Australia, and I will be accompanying each screening to participate in a Q&A with audiences. I hope to meet you at one of the screenings (There will be a schedule of screenings at the bottom of this email).
Thus far, ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ has screened in hundreds of cities around the world, as well as in over 100 cities in the U.S.
There is a lot of exciting news about ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’:
1) Hollywood Director Tom Shadyac uses portions of ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ in his new documentary Film called “I am”:
I first met Tom Shadyac (Director of Hollwood Blockbuster films such as ‘Ace Ventura,’ ‘The Nutty Professor,’ ‘Liar Liar,’ ‘Patch Adams,’ Bruce Almighty,’ and ‘Evan Almighty,’ at the Telluride Film Festival, where he first saw ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance.’
After my Q&A with the audience, he came up to me and said that he really liked the film, and told me that “This film [DLR] has ‘it’.”
And then several months later, I was approached by Tom Shadyac’s company asking if they can use parts of ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ in Tom’s new theatrical documentary film, entitled “I am.”
I am told that they are using 36 seconds of ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ in “I am,” which opened in New York and San Francisco in october, and should be widely screened, probably around the
2) Red Carpet VIP Premiere in Miami, Florida on Oct 28:
In honor of the Dalai Lama’s visit to Miami, there will be a red carpet VIP premiere of ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ (and a Q&A afterwards), in Miami, Florida, on Oct 28 at 6 p.m.
About two weeks ago, I was contacted by one of the groups helping to organize the Dalai Lama’s October visit to Miami, asking if ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ could open a red carpet VIP event, and if I could travel to Miami for a Q&A.
Fortunately, I had a few days free on my U.S. tour schedule, so I agreed, and I will be in Miami from the evening of Oct 25 through Oct 29. (Then I travel to New York for my first of many New York City screenings before I leave for Australia on Nov 22).
More information about the Miami Red Carpet Premiere can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=477112164663
I look forward to meeting everyone from Miami, at the screening.
3) National TV in Spain:
The Spanish National Tv station (TVE) will be broadcasting ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ on TV, in Spanish, to millions of Spanish-speaking audiences members in Spain.
I’m grateful that ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance,’ and the wisdom of the Dalai Lama, continues to reach out into the world and impact more and more people.
4) U.S. and Canada Screenings and Director Q&As: ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’Film and I are appearing at several screenings in the U.S. and Canada from now through Nov 20 (until the film and I leave for Australia):
Complete schedule and details at: www.DalaiLamaFilm.com/events
10/24/10 Bloomington, Indiana, US Buskirk-Chumley Theater
10/28/10 – 6:00pm Miami, Florida, US Paragon Grove 13
10/30/10 – 4:30pm New York, NY, US American Buddhist Study Center
11/03/10 – 7:00pm Staten Island, NY, US Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
11/06/10 – 7:00pm Toronto, Canada, CA Canadian Tibetan Cultural Centre
11/07/10 – 7:00pm Toronto, Canada, CA Canadian Tibetan Cultural Centre
11/09/10 – 6:30pm Cumberland, RI, US Providence Zen Center
11/11/10 – 7:00pm New York, NY, US Tibet House US
11/12/10 – 7:00pm New York, NY, US New York Insight
11/14/10 – 6:00pm New York, NY, US Unity Center of Practical Christianity
11/20/10 Santa Barbara, CA, US Center of the Heart
11/21/10 Santa Barbara, CA, US Center of the Heart
I look forward to meeting and speaking with you at one of these screenings… Thank you for forwarding these dates to your friends in these areas.
4) Australian 5 week tour – Nov 26 – Dec 23
After my last Santa Barbara, CA screening on Nov 21, I travel to Australia for the beginning of my 5 week Australian screening and Q&A tour of the ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ Film.
I look forward to meeting and speaking with my Aussie friends there during these dates:
(more dates to be added soon)
11/26/10 7:00pm Bowral, NSW, Australia, AU Empire Cinema
11/27/10 Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia, AU YHA
11/29/10 8:30pm Manly, Sydney, NSW, Australia, AU Manly Cinema
12/02/10 6:30pm Sydney, Australia, AU Chauvel Cinema
12/03/10 Annandale, Sydney, NSW, Australia, AU Yoga In Daily Life
12/05/10 3:00pm Ashfield, Sydney, NSW, Australia, AU Vajrayana Institute
12/08/10 6:30am Melbourne, Australia, AU Palace Kino Cinemas
12/11/10 Richmond, Melbourne, AU Yoga in Daily Life
12/14/10 6:30pm Fortitude Valley; Brisbane, Australia, AU Palace Centro
12/17/10 Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, AU Chenrezig
12/18/10 Fortitude Valley QLD, 4006, Australia, AU Yoga In Daily Life
12/20/10 5:00pm Albany, Western Australia, AU PCYC
12/21/10 5:00pm Albany, Western Australia, AU PCYC
A full list of screenings and details can be found on the Dalai Lama Renaissance Film website events page: DalaiLamaFilm.com/events
I believe that we may be able to accomodate a few more screening dates on the schedule, so if you or your organization in interested in hosting a film screening and Director Q&A, please contact us at: Bookings (att) DalaiLamaFilm (dott) com.
5) UK and Ireland Tour (May and June 2011).
We are planning a UK and Ireland tour of ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ in May and June 2011, and I will be traveling to accompany the film and participate in Q&A’s with audiences afterwards.
Any organization that wants to host a screening and Director Q&A of ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ in May or June, please email us at: Bookings (att) DalaiLamaFilm (dott) com.
Here are the preliminary dates of the tour:
May 1-10 – London
May 10-25 – rest of England
May 26-31 – Scotland
June 1-15 – Ireland
6) DLR to be released widely in Latin America:
I have just finalized and signed the deal for the Latin American and Brazilian release of ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance.’ It should be released in Latin America in early 2011 in both Spanish and Brazilian, so that Spanish and Portuguese speakers will be able to experience the film and the journey or personal transformation that the film portrays. I have been asked to travel to Mexico City for the Latin American premiere of ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance,’ and also possibly to Brazil. I will keep you updated as to dates.
7) DLR and Italy:
Our Italian distributor should be releasing ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ in Italy soon… I will keep you updated.
‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ has been progressing to audiences around the world:
Countries where ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ has already been released or has screened, include:
-Germany, Austria and Switzerland (released widely in cinemas)
-Holland (in the Dutch language)
-Taiwan (in Madarin chinese – it received an overwhelmingly positive reception)
-U.S. and Canada (screened in over 100 cities)
-Australia (Nov-Dec 2010)
-England (an additional wider screening and Director Q&A tour is planned for May-June 2011)
-Italy (had a sold out 500-seat screening near Venice Italy, and now an Italian distributor is releasing DLR at the end of 2010)
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For the very latest information and updates about ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’film (as well as our other new projects including the Dalai Lama prison film, please visit our ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ pages on:
-Official Film website: www.DalaiLamaFilm.com
9) New Projects in India and Thailand:
Shhhh… Don’t tell anyone… But I will be traveling to India in January to begin filming a new documentary film on the “Heart Sutra,” which are the core teachings of Buddha… We also are probably to be filming in Thailand in February for another project about the Meaning of Life. I will of course let you know more.
10) Christmas is coming… Share a ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ DVD swith your friends and family for Christmas… You may receive a Special (unpublished) 20% discount off of the DLR DVDs, here: http://www.dalailamafilm.com/dvd/friend/
I look forward to meeting and speaking with you in person in the near future, whether at a screening of ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ around the world, or whether our lives mysteriously cross paths in this small world, or perhaps in cyberspace.
Thank you for sharing this information about ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ with your friends and family.
Peace and Blessings,
‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’