Movie Night @ Gampopa Center
PLAYING ON MAY 20th: Kundun
On select Saturdays throughout the year, the Gampopa Center will host movie nights, featuring films and documentaries with Buddhist themes and perspectives. In the past, we’ve screened films like Bokar Rinpoche: Meditation Master and The Art of Torma Making. Now that we are settled into our new Center, we are excited to start movie nights again!
In May, we will show Kundun. Described by the New York Times as "a glittering historical pageant infused with gorgeous, pulsing music", "a haunting meditation ... a majestic spectacle of images and sounds" by Variety, and "a sober and reverent portrait" by Spirituality & Practice, Kundun (1997) tells the story of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's early life in Tibet, up to his escape to India in 1959.
Directed by Martin Scorsese with music by Philip Glass, "This presentation of the childhood and adolescence of the fourteenth Dalai Lama is memorable mainly for its moral message about the courage it takes to adhere to the Buddhist principle of nonviolence in the face of so much suffering and injustice." - Spirituality and Practice
We will show this wonderful film at the Gampopa Center on May 20th, 2017, at 7:00 PM. The run-time is 134 minutes.
We hope to see you there!