The screenings of “Dalai Lama Renaissance” at the Cleveland Museum of Art on Friday January 23 and Sunday January 25 were resounding successes.
On Sunday, there was such a demand from audiences to buy tickets and see “Dalai Lama Renaissance,” that a second theater was opened to simultaneously screen the film for the overflow audience.
Both theaters where sold out for the Sunday 1:30 p.m. screening, and there were over 2 dozen people at the ticket booth who wanted to see “Dalai Lama Renaissance,” but were not able to.
John Ewing, the film programmer for the Cleveland Museum of Art, told an audience before the Sunday screening of “Dalai Lama Renaissance” that this was the first time in 25 years that a film screening at the Cleveland Museum of Art sold out two theaters during the same scheduled time.
Both audiences filled one theater afterwards for a 40 minute question and answer session with Producer-Director Khashyar Darvich, a former Cleveland resident and Baldwin-Wallace College graduate who had not been in the city for 7 years.
“Coming to the midwest and screening “Dalai Lama Renaissance” for Ohio audiences feels like a homecoming.
Darvich grew up in Oxford, Ohio for 15 years, before moving to Cleveland for college.
“Dalai Lama Renaissance” and Darvich will also appear in other Ohio cities:
-January 26 – Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio
-January 27 – Bowling Green University in Huron, Ohio
-January 28 – Oxford Community Arts Center in Oxford, Ohio
-January 31 – February 4 – Drexel Theater in Columbus, Ohio
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