One Take Film Fest documentary explores Dalai Lama's history and path forward

May 19, 2017

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A new event takes its place this week in the evolving lineup of Rochester film festivals. 

One Take Film Fest showcases documentary films and it runs May 18-21 at The Little Theatre.

One of the documentaries that will be screened this weekend, The Last Dalai Lama? has a couple of local connections. Linda Moroney, who owns a Rochester based independent film production company, co-produced  the film.  Linda is also the founder of the One Take Film Festival.

Documentary producer and director Don Casper, also from Rochester, edited The Last Dalai Lama?

Click on the LISTEN link above to hear his take on the documentary, what he learned about the Tibetan spiritual leader in the process of editing the film, and what he thinks audiences will take away.

The Last Dalai Lama? is showing on Saturday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. at The Little. It explores the 14th Dalai Lama's priorities at the age of 80, his work on the science of consciousness, and his personal philosophy on aging, dying, and whether he will reincarnate.

The film weaves current, intimate interviews with His Holiness and archival footage from producer Mickey Lemle's 1991 documentary COMPASSION IN EXILE: The Story of The 14th Dalai Lama.