March 09, 2009

Beastie Boys film

Oscilloscope Laboratories, the film distribution company started by Beastie Boy and Buddhist Adam Yauch, will be releasing the Buddhist documentary Unmistaken Child on June 12th at the Film Forum in New York City.

From Oscilloscope:

The Buddhist concept of reincarnation, while both mysterious and enchanting, is hard for most Westerners to grasp. UNMISTAKEN CHILD follows the 4-year-search for the reincarnation of Lama Konchog, a world-renowned Tibetan master who passed away in 2001 at age 84. The Dalai Lama charges the deceased monk's devoted disciple, Tenzin Zopa (who had been in his service since the age of seven), to search for his master's reincarnation, a child who may be anywhere in the world. Tenzin sets off on foot, mule and even helicopter, through breathtaking landscapes and remote traditional Tibetan villages. He listens to stories about children with special characteristics, performs rituals and rarely-seen tests designed to determine the likelihood of reincarnation, and eventually presents his chosen one to the Dalai Lama, who will make the final decision. Stunningly shot, UNMISTAKEN CHILD is a beguiling, surprising, touching and even humorous experience.

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alex's picture

Please note the correct opening date, UNMISTAKEN CHILD will open in NYC at Film Forum on Wednesday, JUNE 3rd (not 12). The film will screen from June 3 - 16.

This is an amazing film!

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It was also announced recently that Oscilloscope Laboratories will be distributing the acclaimed new documentary Burma VJ--Reporting from a Closed Country, which "describes the work of a group of citizen reporters who secretly filmed the uprising against the military dictatorship in Burma in September 2007." I blogged about the deal here:

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looking forward to it.