Sneak Preview of New Film on the Dalai Lama June 9

Multiple award-winning filmmaker Mickey Lemle (Compassion in Exile, Ram Dass Fierce Grace) is presenting his new feature documentary, The Last Dalai Lama? in a sneak preview June 9, 7:00 pm at SVA Theatre in New York City. All proceeds benefit The Tibet Fund.

Director Lemle filmed extensively with the Dalai Lama, with a palpable intimacy made possible by the 30-year relationship they share.   more>

    NOW SHOWING

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    Golden Kingdom, the first dramatic feature filmed on location in Myanmar, opens in the US on June 17 in a limited theatrical release. A national expansion is set for fall with Kino Lorber distributing.  more>

    OTHER FESTS

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    This year's BuddhaFest (Washington, D.C.) will feature an online film festival June 13–July 24 to complement its several dharma talks. Buddhist Film Foundation advised on the film selections, which include Painting Peace (IBFF 2015 BAY AREA), Even Though the Whole World is Burning (IBFF 2015 BAY AREA),   more>

    NEPAL RECOVERY

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    As news filters in about unmet needs and overlooked communities in Nepal, the organizations chosen as beneficiaries of the Benefit Nepal Film Festival (June 15, 2015) continue their vital work on the ground there.  more>