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April Film Screenings at the Rubin Museum of Art

by Kestrel Slocombe
March 6, 2014
Thu, 03/06/2014 - 11:52 -- Kestrel Slocombe

Journey of the Blue Buddha (2006, Canada, Tetsuya Itano and Aerlyn Weissman, 47 min)
Wednesday, April 2, 1 pm, $15, free for Museum members
With its message of natural healing, human connection and right living, Tibetan medicine is all the more precious for having nearly been lost.

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (2010, India, Tarun Bhartiya, 60 min)
Monday, April 7, 1 pm, $15, free for Seniors 65 and older
The story of a railway so close to the Darjeeling people that it flows like a river through their lives. It was the very first hill railway in India which for 125 years has ferried passengers on a narrow two foot track.

The Blue Buddha in Russia (2006, Canada, Tetsuya Itano and Aerlyn Weissman, 47 min)
Wednesday, April 9, 1 pm, $15, free for Museum members
An examination of the history of Tibetan medicine in Russia, this documentary is also an illuminating look at one of its most devoted practitioners today.

A Farewell to Arms (1932, Frank Borzage, USA, 80 min)
Introduced by designer Michael Bastian
Friday, April 11, 9:30 pmfree with $10 purchase during K2 Friday Nights
Starring Helen Hayes, Gary Cooper, Adolphe Menjou

Journey to Yarsa (2011, Nepal, Dipendra Bhandari, 55 min)
Wednesday, April 16, 1 pm, $15, free for members
Dipendra Bhandari follows the family of Punimaya Kami of Rolpa, heading up the Himalayan flanks in search of Yarsagumba, the fungus-larvae prized in East Asia for its energizing properties.

M*A*S*H (1970, Robert Altman, USA, 116 min)
Friday, April 18, 9:30 pm, free with $10 purchase during K2 Friday Nights
Starring Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerrit

Those Who Care (2001, India, Henriette Levaulx-Vrecourt, 31 min.)
Wednesday, April 23, 1 pm, $15, free for members
It is summer - a short season in the Indian Himalayas and the only period of the year when food harvesting is possible, after which the country gets cold and isolated for eight months.

Red Beard (1965, Akira Kurosawa, Japan, 185 min) 
Introduced by photographer Vera Lutter
Friday, April 25, 9:30 pm, free with $10 purchase during K2 Friday Nights
Starring Toshirô Mifune, Yuzo Kayama, Kamatari Fujiwara

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