Exclusive Screening: The Buddha ( David Grubin/2010/120 min. HD)
Dir. David Grubin/2010
Award-winning documentary filmmaker David Grubin premieres his new film
for PBS, The Buddha. Narrated by Richard Gere, this two-hour biography
of the Buddha scheduled to air April 7, 2010 was produced in
conjunction with Asia Society's exhibition Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art. Resonating with many of the artworks on display, the film explores the
spiritual and physical journeys of Prince Siddhartha and features
interviews with the Dalai Lama and prominent Buddhists including the
poets W.S. Merwin and Jane Hirshfield; scholar Robert Thurman;
psychiatrist Mark Epstein; and astrophysicist Trinh Xuan Thuan. David Grubin leads a post-screening discussion. Reception follows.
The Buddha is a production of David Grubin Productions.
Director/Producer/Writer: David Grubin. Associate Producer: Anna
Editor: Deborah Peretz; Cinematography: James Callanan; Music: Michael
Bacon; Animation: Asterisk Animation.
Funding provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities, PBS, the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and The Robert H. N. Ho Family
Foundation. Additional funding provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, The Shinnyo-en Foundation, The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, and The Bumper Foundation.
The Asia Society presentation is supported by Asia: Ideas and Images, endowed by Harold and Ruth Newman.