We are viewing together films -- including documentaries -- that are "mainstream" [rarely] or "classic" or "independent" or even "different". Always followed by a discussion which follows a certain format. We meet in local movie theatres (like the Broad), cultural centers (like Zeitgeist), libraries (like Mid-City branch), people's homes around the Greater New Orleans area, or even outdoors using a wall and a projector. Online viewing -- like youtube clips, Netflix -- and the better television programs -- like PBS, BookTV -- are parts of our offerings.
As not to make anyone uncomfortable or shocked (except those who enjoy "shocking", of course), there is a warning for any program that is definitely not mainstream, "weird", "offensive", whatever. On the other hand, we are totally into the BFI list of films to see before turning 14.
Join us Saturday, July 20th, for a 7p showing of the 2016 Chinese film "XUAN ZANG". Directed by Jianqi Huo. Biography/History. 1 hour 55 minutes. In Chinese and Sanskrit with English subtitles.
PLOT: During the Tang Dynasty's during the era of "Zhen Guan" (era name during rule of Emperor Taizong), the young Xuan Zang monk, in his quest for the knowledge in Buddhism, embarked on a journey to India -- that is fraught with perils and natural disasters --and sees the sufferings of the common people.
Sample the VIDEO at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tfy__oEMVcg
Popcorn and Whole Foods water will be provided. Please bring other light refreshments if you can. No pressure. Or leave a few dollars in the tip jar... Seating is limited, so you MUST rsvp. ( If you RSVP yes and then cannot attend, you MUST change your RSVP.)
Doors open at 6:30. If you arrive at 7:15, the movie will have started.
Discussion after the film. We focus on the dharma elements contained in the program.
For more info, contact Guy Henoumont anytime at[masked] or at [masked].