New York Theatrical Premiere – ‘Dalai Lama Renaissance’ Opens Feb. 21 at Rubin Museum of Art
“Dalai Lama Renaissance,” the award-winning 81-minute feature documentary narrated by Harrison Ford, premieres in New York City on Sat., Feb. 21 at 4 and 6 p.m. at the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 17th St. “Dalai Lama Renaissance” also screens at the museum at 4 and 6 p.m. on Sun., Feb. 22, and Sat., Feb. 28; and at 4 p.m. on Sun., March 1. A question-and-answer session with Producer/Director Khashyar Darvich follows each screening.
“Dalai Lama Renaissance” is among the top-grossing documentaries of 2008. This important film on human rights and world peace has screened in more than 40 cities around the U.S. and is the official selection of 40 film festivals around the world where it earned a dozen awards. The Jan. 25 screening of “Dalai Lama Renaissance” at the Cleveland Museum of Art sold out both auditoriums, a first in the museum’s 25-year history of screening films.
Air America Radio Host Thom Hartmann called Dalai Lama Renaissance “a fascinating and inspiring juxtaposition of human nature and transcendence.”
The film tells the story of 40 Western innovative thinkers who travel to India to meet with the Dalai Lama to solve the problem of world peace. What happened was surprising and unexpected, and was captured by a five-camera, 18-person crew.
This is the first film about the Dalai Lama and Tibet to open theatrically in the United States since the international spotlight placed on China for its firm handling of Tibetan protestors speaking out against Chinese policies in Tibet.
“I narrated Dalai Lama Renaissance,” said Harrison Ford, “because I believe His Holiness is making a positive influence in our world. For me, the film represented an opportunity to continue assisting the optimistic efforts of an extraordinary individual.”
The film features two of the starring quantum physicists from the hit theatrical documentary “What the Bleep Do We Know,” Physicists Fred Alan Wolf and Amit Goswami. Also appearing in “Dalai Lama Renaissance” are Michael Beckwith (who appears in the film “The Secret” with Wolf), Air America radio host Thom Hartmann, and others.
The film’s official website is www.DalaiLamaFilm.com
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