Final Sydney Screening and Director Q&A of Award-winning Dalai Lama Renaissance Documentary Films (Vol 1 and Vol 2) on December 17
Because of popular demand from audiences, one final Sydney film screening and Director Q&A of ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ Vol. 1 and Vol 2 have been scheduled at the Vajrayana Institute on Dec 17 beginning at 7 p.m.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – After winning 12 awards, and screening in hundreds of cities around the world, the ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ Documentary Film and Director Khashyar Darvich, travel back to Sydney for one day on Dec 17 for the very last screenings and Q&As of the ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ documentary film (Volume 1), and ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance Vol. 2: A Revolution of Ideas.’
The final Sydney screenings and Q&As begin at 7 p.m. (for Volume 1), and 9 p.m. (For Volume 2), and will be held at the Vajrayana Institute at 9 Victoria Square; Ashfield, Sydney.
The screening will also serve as a fundraiser for the Sydney-based Liberation Prison Project, which helps support Buddhist practice of people in prison in Australia, the U.S., and other countries.
Australian audiences have responded enthusiastically to the film, with a sold out screening in Manly, and overwhelmingly positive responses from audiences during all of the Sydney screenings. Director Darvich and ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ will also appear in other major Australian cities during December, including Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth and Albany.
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.
Director Khashyar Darvich was recently interviewed by ABC Radio National host Rachael Cohn on her program “The Spirit of Things,” to speak about the ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ film.
Amy Wong of LA Yoga Magazine writes the film 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 returning to Sydney,” says Director Khashyar Darvich, “to share the film for one last time with Sydney audiences, 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. I also am happy that the film will server as a fundraiser to help the Liberation Prison Project.”
The Australian ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ film tour began in Sydney on November 26, with sold out screenings and an enthusiastic response from audience there.
The film and filmmaker also travel to Melbourne on December 8 for a screening at the Palace Kino, and then to Canberra on Dec 12, and to Brisbane on December 14 where the film will open at the Palace Centro, as well as to Perth and Albany.
For a complete schedule of all the Australian screenings, please visit: www.DalaiLamaFilm.com/events
Tickets to the last Sydney screening of ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ Vol 1 and Vol 2 are $25 for one film, and $40 for watching both, and can be purchased at the door, or in advance by calling the Vajrayana Institute at: 02 9798 9644, or by email to: office (att) vajrayana (dot) com (dot) au
To schedule a press interview with Director Khashyar Darvich, please contact Amanda-Sumner-Potts at: amandasp (at) bigpond (dot) com or Wakan Films at: Press (at) DalaiLamaFilm (dot) com.
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