THE LAST DALAI LAMA?
THURSDAY JULY 6 • 7:30
IN TRIBUTE TO HIS HOLINESS’ 82ND BIRTHDAY
On July 6, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama turns 82. With Mickey Lemle’s new film premiering theatrically on July 7, we decided to begin our run one day early with a screening and birthday tribute. Filmmaker Lemle will be there, and musician/actor Tsering Dorjee Bawa will perform Tibetan music. We anticipate other guests to be announced.
Program approximately 2 hours.
In his 1992 documentary Compassion in Exile, filmmaker Mickey Lemle created a groundbreaking portrait of the 14th Dalai Lama. His new film takes a fresh look at what is important for His Holiness, who is now in his 80s: the historic confrontation between Tibet and China; his influence in political, spiritual and educational spheres; his work with neuroscientists; and his personal feelings on aging, dying and whether he will be the last Dalai Lama. His impact on the West has grown over the 25 years since the earlier film, and we see some of his influence at work in classes and scientific studies. Artfully weaving interviews and accounts from family, friends and people he inspired, this film vibrantly conveys the Dalai Lama’s humor, wisdom and compassion. Music: Philip Glass, Tenzin Choegyal. Writer/Producer/Director: Mickey Lemle. (US 2016) 81 min.
ADMISSION TO THIS PROGRAM: $15 General | $13 Seniors | $10 CFI Members
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