An International Buddhist Film Festival Co-presentation.
Screenings held over in New York and sell out in California.
“Astonishing achievement.” –The Times of London
“An epic documentary of spirituality in exile…; compellingly beautiful; a very special masterpiece.” –Village Voice
“Illuminating guide.” –LA Times
“…it takes one’s breath away.” –Time Out London
7 April 2006
Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy is a classic work filmed in 16mm on location in India, Nepal and Ladakh over twenty-five years ago, and digitally mastered and edited into a spellbinding 134-minute introduction to Tibetan Buddhism. A seven-city US theatrical run began in New York on March 31 and is now in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Berkeley. It opens in Seattle and San Rafael on Friday, April 14. Stunning cinematography, unprecedented access and informed direction take us on an intimate journey deep into the heart of the ancient Buddhist culture of Tibet. Directed by Graham Coleman (editor of the just-released first complete translation of the Tibetan Book of the Dead) and produced and photographed by David Lascelles, the film features an intimate portrait of the Dalai Lama, a rare look at an ancient tantric ritual associated with the female deity Tara, commentary based on the teachings of the great 20th century Tibetan master Dudjom Rinpoche, and the moving response of a monastery to a death in the community.
Limited Engagement HELD OVER
Rafael Film Center, San Rafael
For more information, trailer, and advance ticket purchase, go to the official film website.