LOS ANGELES- Because of strong demand from audiences and movie theaters, “Dalai Lama Renaissance” has extended its theatrical exhibition in the United States through March 31, 2009, so that additional theaters will be able to screen the award-winning documentary for theatrical audiences.
As a result, the DVD release date of “Dalai Lama Renaissance” has been rescheduled for April 1, 2009.
“Dalai Lama Renaissance” (which is narrated by Harrison Ford, and Produced and Directed by Khashyar Darvich), began its U.S. theatrical exhibition on May 23, 2008, and has screened in over 80 U.S. cities.
The film, which has won 12 international awards, has been held over at several theaters in the United States where it has been scheduled, including at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco, CA and the Hollywood Theater in Portland, Oregon (both of which held the film over for 2 additional weeks).
At the Harkins Valley Art Theater in Tempe, Arizona, “Dalai Lama Renaissance” set the single day ticket sales record at the theater, selling more tickets in a single day than any other film in the history of the theater.
On January 23 and 25, 2009, “Dalai Lama Renaissance” had the largest audience turnout in the 25 year history of the Cleveland Museum of Art, according to Museum Film Program Director John Ewing.
Recently, the Drexel Theatre in Columbus, Ohio, and the Circle Cinema in Tulsa, Oklahoma, both extended the exhibition of “Dalai Lama Renaissance.” Circle Theater manager Amberla Tepe said that “Dalai Lama Renaissance” is attracted larger audiences than any other film playing at the theater. At Columbus’ Drexel Theatre, “Dalai Lama Renaissance” has outperformed some of this year’s Oscar-nominated films.
The Film also has also been released theatrically in other countries of the world, and has been translated and subtitled into several languages, including German, French, Italian, Hebrew, Chinese and Japanese.
More information about the theatrical and DVD release of the film can be found on the film’s official website: www.DalaiLamaFilm.com
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