Thursday, November 14, 2013

Join Us for a Potluck & Film Next Wednesday

The Brookings Interfaith Council will join with the Common Good Film Series to screen "The Cup," an award-winning feature film, on Wednesday, November 20, at the Brookings Public Library.

The evening will begin with a potluck at 6:30pm, as is our tradition. Bring a dish to pass if you are able, or just show up.The film will then be shown starting around 6:50. Discussion will follow for all who wish to participate.

This is a humorous and wise film. Prayer, meditation, rituals—soccer? 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. 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.

You can view a trailer of "The Cup" here.