I'm Your Man
has inspired generations with his unique personality and haunting
becoming one of the most original and enduring artists to emerge from
1960s. Leonard Cohen: I'm Your
an intimate look at the songs,
poetry and life of one of music's most celebrated and influential
In January of 2005, filmmaker Lian Lunson travelled to Sydney to film
historic "Came So Far For Beauty" show, a tribute to Leonard Cohen at
the Sydney Opera House. The resulting documnetary features
behind-the-scenes interviews and live
performances by Rufus
Wainwright, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright, Beth
Thompson, Teddy Thompson, The
Handsome Family, Julie
Christensen and Perla Battala, as well as a special
performance of "Tower of Song" by Cohen and U2. And in a series of
candid interviews, Cohen himself reveals his trademark wry humor and
intensity, using his own artwork, poetry and personal collection of
to reflect upon his colorful past and his creative process.
Directed by Lian Lunson.
2005: 105 minutes.
For over a
thousand years, Tibetan Buddhist psychology has taught techniques for
overcoming negative, afflictive emotions, such as anger, greed,
and ignorance. In the film The Last Dalai Lama?, His Holiness
that Tibetan Buddhism is both a religion and a “science of
the mind”; he also
shares his crystallized understanding of the nature of mind, and its
the creation and alleviation of all of our suffering.
Recently, the Dalai Lama commissioned Dr. Paul Ekman and his daughter
Dr. Eve Ekman to
come up with an “Atlas of Emotions” as a way of
understanding the effects of
emotions on having a tranquil mind. Being able to recognize
triggers and responses to emotions is the first step in dealing with
them. In a moving sequence with a high school class in
His Holiness The Dalai Lama is able to share his passion for the
subject. His urgency and dedication come through in The Last Dalai
Lama? as he now turns
82, and must deal with the questions of aging and death, and whether he
reincarnate as The Dalai Lama, or if he will be the last of the lineage
has existed for a millennia.
by Mickey Lemle.
2016: 82 minutes.
|States of Grace
multiple audience awards, States of Grace intimately captures
transformation of a revered physician and her family in the wake of a
life-changing accident. For Dr. Grace Dammann, a pioneering AIDS
was honored by the Dalai Lama, a routine commute across the Golden Gate
turned tragic when another driver crashed head on into her car. After
weeks in a coma and a dozen surgeries, Grace miraculously awakened with
cognitive abilities intact, though her body was left
shattered. States of
Grace follows her return home to the Buddhist community where she and
partner Nancy “Fu” Schroeder live with their
daughter Sabrina, who was
born with cerebral palsy. With dry
humor and brave candor, the three of them slowly recalibrate their
together and apart.
verité footage and interviews with doctors, family, and
friends, the film
paints an inspiring portrait of devotion and trust as it delicately
one woman’s fight to reinvent herself.
by Mark Lipman
& Helen S. Cohen