Current & Upcoming Films
Friday, July 13 – Thursday, July 19
Director Johanna Demetrakas IN PERSON for both evening shows Friday & Saturday, July 13 & 14!!!
Tibetan master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the brilliant ‘bad boy of Bud- dhism,’ fled the Communist invasion of Tibet and shattered Westerners’ notions of how an enlightened teacher should behave. Was it crazy wisdom when he renounced his monastic vows, eloped with a sixteen-year old aristocrat, openly drank alcohol, and had intimate relations with women students? Was it crazy wisdom when he founded a military order to dismantle aggression? Or was it when, to counter the materialism he saw infecting the world, he worked tirelessly to build an ‘enlightened society,’ based on compassion and courage? By way of priceless archival footage, and stories from his wife and students, as well as colleagues and critics like American guru Ram Dass and eminent scholar Robert Thurman, CRAZY WISDOM provides a provocative perspective of Trungpa’s global odyssey and his impact on American spirituality and the arts. Dir:Johanna Demetrakas. Digital. 2011. 89 mins. Nightly at 7pm & 8:45pm, plus Sat. + Sun. at (3:15pm) + 5pm. (M)