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Film Review: "Dalai Lama Renaissance"

May 29, 2008

Rush PR News
May 27, 2008

"Dalai Lama Renaissance" playing for ONE NIGHT ONLY at the Boulder
Theater in Boulder, Colorado on this Thursday, May 29 at 8 p.m.

LOS ANGELES - "Dalai Lama Renaissance" (narrated by Harrison Ford)
has it's Boulder-Denver area Theatrical Premiere at the Boulder
Theater in Boulder, Colorado on Thursday, May 29 at  8 p.m.
Producer-Director Khashyar Darvich will appear in person for a Q&A
after the screening.

Ticket information can be found

Along with featuring intimate, personal moments with the Dalai Lama,
the documentary features Michael Beckwith (from "The Secret"),
Quantum Physicists Fred Alan Wolf and Amit Goswami from "What the
Bleep Do We Know," Air America radio host and author Thom Hartmann, and others.

"Dalai Lama Renaissance is about Forty of the world's most innovative
thinkers who travel to India in the Himalayan Mountains to meet with
the Dalai Lama to solve many of the world's problems. What happened
was surprising and unexpected. Narrated by actor Harrison Ford.

"Dalai Lama Renaissance" is the official selection of 38 film
festivals around the world, and has won 12 awards.

Film Critic John Griffin of the Montreal Gazette calls 'Dalai Lama
Renaissance' "a provocative, even enlightening film… fascinating,
ravishingly beautiful and sonically soothing."

Amy Wong of LA Yoga Magazine writes: "it is a stunning tour-de-force
[and an] intimate glimpse into the Dalai Lama's life."

You can read reviews of the film, and find other information here:

For Ticket information, please visit:

Here are the days and times when "Dalai Lama Renaissance" is playing
at the Boulder Theater in Boulder, Colorado:

Beginning Date of Theatrical Exhibition: May 29, 2008 - 8 p.m.
Theater Name: The Boulder Theater
Address of Theater: 2032 14th Street, Boulder, CO
Contact Phone: (303) 786-7030
Contact Email:

Thank you for informing others in the Boulder-Denver area about the screening.

I look forward to speaking with you at the screening at the Q&A

Khashyar Darvich
"Dalai Lama Renaissance"

Dalai Lama Film, narrated by Harrison Ford, Premieres Theatrically in
U.S. on May 23
"Dalai Lama Renaissance" is the first theatrical film about the Dalai
Lama in U.S. since international spotlight on China and Tibet;
Narrator Harrison Ford expresses support for the Dalai Lama.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- "Dalai Lama Renaissance"
(, an award-winning 80 minute documentary film
narrated by actor Harrison Ford, holds its U.S. theatrical premiere
on May 23 in San Francisco.

"Dalai Lama Renaissance," produced and directed by Khashyar Darvich,
is the first film about the Dalai Lama and Tibet to open theatrically
in the United States since the international spotlight placed on
China for its firm handling of Tibetan protestors speaking out
against Chinese policies in Tibet.

San Francisco recently experienced protests over the running of the
Olympic torch in the city, a few months before the Summer Olympic
Games, which are scheduled to begin in Beijing on August 8.

In the documentary, the Dalai Lama discusses the calls for economic
sanctions against China, and emphasizes that he could not support
economic sanctions towards China since it would hurt the ordinary Chinese poor.

"Dalai Lama Renaissance" opens one day after the premiere of Harrison
Ford's "Indiana Jones 4," which opens internationally on May 22, and
is only among a small handful of documentaries that Ford has chosen
to narrate during his career.

"I narrated Dalai Lama Renaissance," says Harrison Ford, "because I
believe His Holiness is making a positive influence in our
world.  For me, the film represented an opportunity to continue
assisting the optimistic efforts of an extraordinary individual."

In 1995, Ford spoke to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee
about Chinese policy in Tibet:

Ford told the Congressional panel: "The Tibetan struggle is no
ordinary freedom struggle" It is a path of non-violence" As an
American who cares deeply about justice, freedom and democracy, I can
tell you that this is a cause that touches at the core of our own
values. It is about the survival of a people who seek only to
democratically determine their own government, to have the freedom to
practice their own religion without interference, and to bring up
their children in a safe environment where they can be proud of their
unique heritage."

"Dalai Lama Renaissance" premieres theatrically in the United States
on May 23 in San Francisco at the Roxie Theater, and in Santa Fe, New
Mexico at the Santa Fe Film Center. On May 29, the film screens
theatrically at the Boulder Theater in Boulder, Colorado, and then
begins a theatrical run in Portland on June 28. It is expected to
play in several additional cities across the U.S.

On October 30, the film opens theatrically in Germany, Austria and
Switzerland, and will be released in Holland and Belgium in November.
It is expected to be released in several other countries around the
world before the end of the year.

"Dalai Lama Renaissance" has won 12 film festival awards, and is the
official selection of 38 film festivals around the world, where it
consistently has attracted sold out audiences.

The film tells the story of 40 Western innovative thinkers who travel
to India in the Himalayan Mountains to meet with the Dalai Lama to
solve many of the world's problems. What happened was surprising and
unexpected, and was captured by a five camera, 18 person crew.

The film features two of the starring quantum physicists from the hit
theatrical documentary "What the Bleep Do We Know," Physicists Fred
Alan Wolf and Amit Goswami. Also appearing in "Dalai Lama
Renaissance" are Michael Beckwith (who appears in the film "The
Secret" with Wolf), Air America radio host Thom Hartmann, and others.
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