Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Looking Ahead: Film Screening & Potluck in November

On Wednesday, November 20, BIC will screen "The Cup" in partnership with the Common Good Film Series.
We will begin the evening with a potluck at 6:30pm, Cooper Room, Brookings Public Library. The film will start around 6:50. Bring a dish to pass if you are able, or just show up. There will time for discussion following the film.

"The Cup" explores what can happen when an ancient religious tradition meets modernity. World Cup soccer fever sweeps into a remote Himalayan monastery, and centuries-old traditions are threatened. The young monks will do just about anything to watch the final match, posing a unique challenge to the venerable lamas in charge. It's an inspiring tale of colliding cultures, midnight escapades and daring secret plots. A true story, filmed on location at Chokling Monastery, India, this award-winning film was made by Bhutanese filmmaker Khyentse Norbu, who is also one of the most important incarnate lamas in contemporary Tibetan Buddhism.

Watch the film's trailer.