*Films for Adults - The Cup (Phörpa)

Event detail
CALENDAR_ADD_TO_MY
 

The Cup (Phörpa, 1999)

While the soccer World Cup is being played in France, two young Tibetan refugees arrive at a monastery/boarding school in exile in India. Its atmosphere of serene contemplation is somewhat disrupted by soccer fever.  Prevented by various circumstances from seeing the Cup finals on television in a nearby village, the young monks plan to rent a TV set for the monastery. The enterprise becomes a test of solidarity, resourcefulness and friendship for the students, while the Lama, head of the monastery, contemplates the challenges of teaching the word of Buddha in a rapidly changing world. Presented in Dzongkha with English subtitles.  Rated G.  93 minutes.

Upcoming Events

Film Night at the Library
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Park, Park Meeting Room
Reel-to-Reel 16 mm Preschool Films
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Noe Valley/Sally Brunn, Noe Valley Meeting Room
Reel-to-Reel 16 mm Preschool Films
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Noe Valley/Sally Brunn, Noe Valley Meeting Room

More related events

*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

Take our survey