Exclusive Screening: The Buddha ( David Grubin/2010/120 min. HD)VIEW EVENT DETAILS
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 Bowers; 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.