BLUE HILL, Maine — The Buddhist Film Series, sponsored by the Morgan Bay Zendo, “10 Questions for the Dalai Lama,” will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the Blue Hill Public Library, in the Howard Room.
“When the filmmaker Rick Ray arrived in India to direct a travel video, an interview with the Dalai Lama was supposed to be part of his compensation. When he discovered that he would have to arrange it himself, he did…The result is ’10 Questions for the Dalai Lama,’ a tedious title for an anything-but-tedious film. Expertly merging the mystical and the mundane, Mr. Ray presents a warm and well-rounded portrait of his subject, his Buddhist philosophies and the painful circumstances of his exile to a modest monastery in Dharamsala, India. Though it touches on Tibet and China’s discordant political history (with amazing archival film and an interview with a former Chinese political prisoner), the movie is more charmed by the Dalai Lama’s personality than by his politics.”
-from the review “Spiritual Q & A” by Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, August 30, 2007
Refreshments will be served before the film. The film is free but donations are welcome. For information, call 667-7170.