Date: Thursday, July 6, 2017
Time: Check website for show times & ticket prices.
Phone: (415) 454-1222 Info-Line for Showtimes
Following screenings of The Last Dalai Lama? at the Mill Valley Film Festival and International Buddhist Film Festival, the Rafael presents the film’s premier theatrical engagement. As tribute to His Holiness, we open the film on July 6, the day of his 82nd birthday.
In his 1992 documentary Compassion in Exile, filmmaker Mickey Lemle created a groundbreaking portrait of the 14thDalai Lama. His new film takes a fresh look at what is important for His Holiness, who is now in his 80s: the historic confrontation between Tibet and China; his influence in political, spiritual and educational spheres; his work with neuroscientists; and his personal feelings on aging, dying and whether he will be the last Dalai Lama. Music: Philip Glass, Tenzin Choegyal. Writer/Producer/Director: Mickey Lemle. (US 2016) 81 min.
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901