Calendar Name: Cultural Events
Event Category: Cultural Affairs
Start Time: 07:00 PM
Weekday(s): Monday
Start Date: Monday, September 16, 2013
End Date: Monday, September 16, 2013

» Film: The Buddha: The Story of Siddhartha

Monday, September 16
Film: The Buddha: The Story of Siddhartha
Holloway Hall, Great Hall, 7 p.m.
The film, by Emmy Award-winner David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere, tells the story of the Indian Sage who attained enlightenment as he sat beneath a fig tree two-and-a-half millennia ago. The Buddha never claimed to be God or Gods emissary on earth. He was a human being who, in a world of unavoidable pain and suffering, found a serenity that he taught others to find also. With original animation woven throughout, The Buddha draws upon paintings and sculptures across two millennia as well as scenes in India today that echo the Buddhas world.