Highlights + Printable Schedule
• The West Coast Premiere of Road to Peace — Berkeley — May 15th at Rialto Cinemas Elmwood will be shown in collaboration with The Berkeley Rotary Club, which will honor the Dalai Lama with this year’s Peace Prize, planting a tree in his honor in the Rotary Peace Grove in Tilden Park. Conversation, Tibetan food and chai will follow the film.
• Honoring Women in Himalayan Cinema – Oakland — May 16th at Oakland School for the Arts. Featuring Sari Soldiers and The Search . Sari Soliders a rich and empowering documentary about post-war Nepal seen through the eyes of six women on different sides of the Maoist insurgency.
• Nepal Night with food, conversation and film — San Francisco — May 17th at Variety Club Screening Room. Featuring Himalayan Gold Rush and Highway. Himalayan Gold Rush documents the search for ‘Himalayan Viagra’ – a mysterious transmutation between plant and insect which fetches $30,000 a pound in China – creating a gold rush at 17,000 ft. Local Curry without Worry will be serving traditional Nepali Dal Baht for everyone starting at 7:30pm!
• The West Coast premiere of Highway. A narrative feature that takes an understated look at an increasingly common phenomenon in Nepal – roadblocks caused by strikes that paralyzes daily life. The film, co-produced by Danny Glover, offers a kaleidoscopic look at modern Nepali life.
•Films at the Himalayan Fair — Berkeley — May 18th at Live Oak Park. Featuring Leaving Fear Behind, a short film shot by Tibetan director, Dhondup Wangchen, who was arrested for the film and remains imprisoned today. The filmmakers wife, Lhamo Tso, who was granted US Political Asylum in February, will speak after the film.
May 15 Wednesday – Rialto Cinemas Elmwood – Berkeley
Opening Night Featuring Tibetan food, Drinks and community program.
7:00 pm West Coast Premiere – Road to Peace – Ancient Wisdom of the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet
May 16 Thursday – Oakland School for the Arts – Oakland
6:00 pm The Search
8:30 pm The Sari Soldiers
May 17 Friday – Variety Club Screening Room – San Francisco
Celebrating Nepal with Food and Film!
6:00 pm Beneath Everest
7:30 pm Nepali food from Curry without Worry
8:00 pm Himalayan Gold Rush
9:15 pm West Coast Premiere Highway
May 18 Saturday – Film Festival at The Himalayan Fair – Live Oak Park – Berkeley
1:00 pm Leaving Fear Behind
Conversation with Lhamo Tso, Wife of imprisoned filmmaker.
1:45 pm Tibet in Song
3:45 pm Himalayan Gold Rush
4:50 pm Tibet Oral History Project – Free Screening
May 18 Saturday – East Bay Media Center – Berkeley
5:00 pm Saving Dolma
6:15 pm Beneath Everest
May 18 Saturday -East Bay Media Center – Berkeley
12:00 pm Old Dog
2:00 pm Into the Current
4:00 pm The Desert Eats Us
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood
2966 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705
Oakland School for the Arts
531 19th St Oakland, CA 94612
Variety Club Screening Room – Hobart Building
582 Market St San Francisco, CA 94104
Film Festival at The Himalayan Fair
Live Oak Park – 1301 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, CA 94709
East Bay Media Center
1939 Addison St Berkeley, CA 94704
Tickets are $10 available online and at the door.