Dharma Film Series Presents Kundun
Robert Thurman Is Guest Speaker
Sunday 11/17, $10/$8 members, 3:00 pm
The third film in the Dharma Film Series at Rosendale Theatre is an epic by Martin Scorsese. It screens on Sunday November 17 at 3pm.
Kundun, directed by Martin Scorsese with music by Philip Glass, is a biographical epic set in Tibet from 1937-1959. The story reveals the finding and unique education of the child Tenzin Gyatso as he becomes the spiritual and political leader of Tibet. Based on the actual life and writings of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, the film culminates in his escape from Tibet and journey into exile amidst the terror of the Chinese invasion.
Robert Thurman will be on hand to speak about the film and respond to questions. He is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University as well as Co-Founder and President of Tibet House US/Menla. Professor Thurman has been a close friend of the Dalai Lama and the people of Tibet for over 50 years. His most recent book is a graphic novel, Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story of the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Professor Thurman will be available for a book signing following the Q&A.
The Dharma Film Series takes place on the third Sunday of the month at 3pm at the Rosendale Theatre from November 2019 through January 2020.
The originator and curator of the Series is Joanna Rotté, Professor of Theatre Emeritus and Stone Ridge resident. The Series is sponsored by MaMA in Stone Ridge, in cooperation with the Rosendale Theatre Collective.