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THE LAST DALAI LAMA? OPENING ACROSS NORTH AMERICA

 
Now Playing    |     SAN RAFAEL, CA    |     Smith Rafael Film Center 
Now Playing    |     SAN FRANCISCO, CA    |     Roxie Theatre       
Now Playing     |     NEW YORK    |     IFC Center (323 6th Ave.)     
Now Playing    |   SONOMA, CA   |   Sebastiani Theatre  
SHOWTIMES   *Tickets purchased at theatre
Opening Aug 11, 2017   |  LOS ANGELES, CA   |   Laemmle’s Monica Film Center 
Opening Aug 18, 2017   |   LOUISVILLE, KY   |   Speed Art Museum 
Opening Aug 18, 2017   |   TORONTO, ON   |   Imagine Carlton Cinema  
Opening Aug 18, 2017   |   LAKE WORTH, FL  |   Stoznek Theater
Opening Sept 1, 2017   |   OTTAWA, ON  |   Mayfair Theatre 
Opening Sept 1, 2017   |   ROCHESTER, NY  |   Little Theatre
Screening on Sept 18, 2017  |   ANCHORAGE, AK  |   Bear Tooth Theatre Pub
Opening Sept 22, 2017  |  WILMINGTON, DE  |   Theatre N at Nemours
Screening on Sept 26, 2017  |  TACOMA, WA  |   The Grand Cinema
Opening Sept 29, 2017  |  BELLINGHAM, WA  |   Limelight Cinema  
Check back for updates on Showtimes and Tickets!

THE LAST Dalai Lama? is coming to IFC Center in New York City July 28th!

 

Great news!  THE LAST DALAI LAMA? in NYC for week long run at IFC Center! Buy Tickets at: http://www.ifccenter.com/films/the-last-dalai-lama/

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THE LAST DALAI LAMA? is running a second week in Northern California!

Good news!  THE LAST DALAI LAMA? is now going to run for a second week in Northern California!

Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center -1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA   Buy Tickets

The Roxie – 3117 16th St., San Francisco, CA   Buy Tickets

Rialto Cinemas Sebastopol – 6868 McKinley St., Sebastopol, CA    Buy Tickets

Rialto Cinemas Elmwood – 2966 College Ave., Berkeley, CA    Buy Tickets

Opening in Theaters in Northern California July 7th! With Special His Holiness the Dalai Lama 82nd Birthday screening July 6th!

THE LAST DALAI LAMA?
Directed by Mickey Lemle
 
“Beautiful and professionally made – yet has the intimacy of a home movie” – Ram Dass
 
Filmed on location in India, the US and Canada, and including rare archival footage,
THE LAST DALAI LAMA? takes a fresh look at what is important to His Holiness The Dalai Lama: the historic confrontation between Tibet and China; his inuence in political, spiritual and educational spheres; and his personal feelings on aging, dying, and whether he will be the last in the long line of Dalai Lamas. Artfully weaving interviews and accounts from family, friends, and people The Dalai Lama inspired, this lm vibrantly conveys the Dalai Lama’s humor, wisdom and compassion. With original music by Philip Glass and Tenzin Choegyal.
 
San Rafael opening July 6th 
Special Event – July 6th 7:30pm Celebration of The Dalai Lama’s 82nd Birthday
Director attending – Q&A after screening – Also Live Tibetan Music tribute to HH The Dalai Lama by Tsering Dorjee  
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center -1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA – ph (415)454-1222
 
San Francisco opening July 7th
Director attending – Q&A after screening
The Roxie – 3117 16th St., San Francisco, CA – ph (415)863-1087
 
Sebastopol opening July 7th
Director attending July 8th – Q&A after screening
Rialto Cinemas Sebastopol – 6868 McKinley St., Sebastopol, CA – ph (707)525-4840
 
Berkley opening July 7th
Director attending July 9th – Q&A after screening
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood – 2966 College Ave., Berkeley, CA – ph (510)433-9730

The Future

In the late 70’s, along with Kit Laybourne, I made a PBS series about the Media called MEDIA PROBES. Each of the 8 parts dealt with a different medium: Photography, Language, TV News, Political Advertising, Sound, Design, Soap Operas, and the Future.

For the Future show I decided to look at what would happen when personal computers liked up with cable to make interactivity possible. I didn’t know it at the time, but I had predicted the internet. Now, I wish I had invested in it, rather than in a PBS TV show about it. Continue reading

No New Medium Replaces a Former Medium

When I first began the research for a PBS series on the media, I had the opportunity to hear Marshal McCluen give a talk at NYU. It was the late 70’s and “The Medium is the Message” had burst onto the scene and for many of us, radically changed the way we looked at the media.

The President of NYU gave an introduction, filled with hyperbole. McCluen got up, walked humbly to the podium, Continue reading