OPENING NIGHT

Mission: Joy - Finding Happiness in Troubled Times

LOUIE PSIHOYOS, PEGGY CALLAHAN
USA, 2021
90 minutes, Color

Official website

Academy Award®-winning director Louie Psihoyos teams up with co-director Peggy Callahan on Mission: Joy – Finding Happiness in Troubled Times, a documentary with unprecedented access to the unlikely friendship of two international icons who transcend religion: His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. In their final joint mission, these self-described mischievous brothers give a master class on how to create joy in a world that was never easy for them.

Consisting largely of never-before-seen footage shot over 5 days at the Dalai Lama's residence in Dharamsala, the film invites viewers to join these two Nobel Peace Prize winners behind the scenes as they recount stories from their lives, each having lived through periods of incredible difficulty and strife. With genuine affection, mutual respect, and a healthy dose of teasing, these unlikely friends impart lessons gleaned from lived experience, ancient traditions, and the latest cutting-edge science regarding how to live with joy in the face of all of life's challenges, from the extraordinary to the mundane. Mission: Joy is an antidote for the current times.—Various sources

In English and Tibetan with English subtitles

Followed by a Champagne reception


Thursday, April 21
7:00 PM
$40.00

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Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
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