Free Fridays, no charge
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Shi Zhiying.
One Mind: Beautifully directed by Edward A. Burger, One Mind presents a portrait of life inside one of china’s most austere and revered Zen communities. The monks at Zhenru Chan Monastery uphold a strict monastic code established over 1200 years ago by the founding patriarchs of Zen in China. In harmony with the land, the monks operate an organic farm and sit in silence for 8 hours every day. 2016; 81 minutes
A Thousand Mothers: Set at an ancient nunnery above the majestic Irrawaddy River, this short film, directed by Kim Shelton, looks at the lives of Buddhist nuns in Sagaing, Myanmar. While the choices available to girls and women in Myanmar are quite limited, this film poetically reveals the opportunities offered to them at the nunnery, 2017; 39 minutes
Tickets are handed out beginning at 5pm on the day of the screening. OCMA members may reserve seats in advance by calling (949) 759-1122 ext 243. Unclaimed tickets will be released 10 minutes prior to the start of the film.
Presented in partnership with the Newport Beach Film Festival and organized by Leslie Feibleman, director of special programs and community cinema, Newport Beach Film Festival.
Support for Free Fridays is provided by Visionaries, The Segerstrom Foundation, City of Newport Beach Arts Commission, and the Alcon Foundation.