San Diego Premiere
Join us following the screening for a Q&A with director Khashyar Darvich
Narrated by Harrison Ford, DALAI LAMA AWAKENING presents the profound and life-changing journey of innovative Western thinkers who travel to India to meet with the Dalai Lama. Born from over 500 hours of video shot over a 15 year period, the film is a Director’s Cut of Khashyar Darvich’s award-winning DALAI LAMA RENNAISANCE.
In the inspiring and thought-provoking COMPASSION IN ACTION, the Dalai Lama and some of the most innovative and revolutionary thinkers of our time explore the sources of unhappiness and happiness in our world. This film is a deeper exploration of the ideas presented in DALAI LAMA AWAKENING.
122 min | PG
THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available. Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia. Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone’s secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.
Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, Bill Nighy
121 min | R
From the director of District 9 and Elysium comes CHAPPIE, starring Sharlto Copley and Dev Patel with Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman. Like any child, the gifted prodify Chappie came into the world full of promise, and must rely on his heart to find his way in the world. But there’s one thing that makes Chappie different from any one else: he’s the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. That’s a dangerous idea- and it’s a challenge that will pit Chappie against destructive forces that would ensure that he is the last of his kind.
Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell
Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley