Award-winning Dalai Lama Renaissance Film, and its American Director, Premiere in Australia in Nov – Dec
Narrated by Harrison Ford, the film and Director Khashyar Darvich arrive in Australia for a 5 week screening and Q&A tour in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Western Australia
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – After winning 12 awards, and screening in hundreds of cities around the world, the ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ Documentary Film (www.DalaiLamaFilm.com ) and Director Khashyar Darvich, have arrived in Australia on November 26 to begin a 5 week Australian screening and Director Q&A tour.
Featuring the Dalai Lama, and narrated by actor Harrison Ford, the film 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 to meeting Australian audiences,” says Director Khashyar Darvich, “to share the experience of the film with them, 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.”
On November 26, ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ and Director Darvich, premiered in Bowral, NSW at the Empire Cinema to an enthusiastic audience. The film and Director then travel to Sydney on Nov 29 for a screening at the Manly Cinema, and on December 2 at Sydney’s historic Chauvel Cinema.
The Film and Filmmaker then travel to Melbourne on December 8 for a screening at the Palace Kino, and then to Brisbane on December 14 where the film will open at the Palace Centro.
“Thank you for bringing the film to Australia,” said Tracey, who attended the Bowral film premiere. “It opened my eyes and my heart.”
For a complete schedule of all of the Australian screenings, please visit: www.DalaiLamaFilm.com/events
The tour is being hosted and organized by the Vajrayana Tibetan Buddhist Institute (www.Vajrayana.com.au) in Sydney.
There are a few dates available to schedule additional film screenings and Director Q&A’s on the tour. If your organization, cinema or centre is interested in hosting a screening and filmmaker Q&A, please contact Amanda Sumner-Potts at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Wakan Films at: Bookings@DalaiLamaFilm.com.
Australian Tour Dates
‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ Film
(Complete Schedule: www.DalaiLamaFilm.com)
26/11/2010 Bowral, NSW – Empire Cinema
27/11/2010 Blue Mountains, NSW – YHA (DLR Vol 2)
29/11/2010 Manly, Sydney – Manly Cinema
02/12/2010 Paddington, Sydney – Chauvel Cinema
03/12/2010 Annandale, Sydney – Yoga In Daily Life
05/12/2010 Ashfield, Sydney – Vajrayana Institute (DLR Vol 2)
08/12/2010 Melbourne – Palace Kino – 45 Collins Street
11/12/2010 Melbourne – Yoga In Daily Life
14/12/2010 Fortitude Valley, Brisbane – Palace Centro
16/12/2010 Sunshine Coast, Queensland – Nambour Cinema
18/12/2010 Fortitude Valley, Brisbane – Yoga In Daily Life
20/12/2010 Albany – PCYC (DLR Vol 1 and 2)
21/12/2010 Albany – PCYC (DLR Vol 1 and 2)
23/12/2010 Perth – Luna Palace Cinema
Complete schedule of screenings: www.DalaiLamaFilm.com
Film Tour sponsored by the Vajrayana Institute – Sydney
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