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"Buddha Wild" goes to India Film Festival

Lombard PR, Jan 28, 2008

India for the Buddhist Film by Anna Wilding That Will Screen at Tibet House on March 19th

NEW YORK, (USA) -- The theatrically released feature film "Buddha Wild Monk in a Hut," directed, written and presented by multi talented actress and producer Anna Wilding, has been accepted as a finalist into an important festival in India . The International Festival of Films on Tribal Art and Cultures -- IFFTAC -- takes place on February 1-3 in Indore (Madhya Pradesh) and announced the final selection today.

"Buddha Wild" has been called a "heartwarming, charming and illuminating film" and "a must see film" by NY and LA Splash Magazine. It garnered critics pick in LA Weekly Magazine after a two week stint in art house cinemas in Los Angeles. The film, a new release and still in early distribution stages, played for over a month at Rialto and Hollywood Cinemas in the South Island, New Zealand and was selected for the Screen Actors Guild Foundation Screening series in Los Angeles and the Calgary Buddhist Film Series.

"Buddha Wild" journeys to and provides an "affectionate glimpse" into the cultural and monastic lives of Thai and Sir Lankan missionary monks living on a remote monastry in the Western world. The film explores the basic tenets of Buddhism, celibacy, politics, the role of women in Asian society and the day to day lives of monks.

New Yorkers get their first chance to see this "fascinating" film in a special screening at Tibet House in New York on 19 March 2008.Tickets to the screening can be purchased on line at www.tibethouse.org. Anna Wilding will be in attendance for a discussion following the screening. Tibet House was founded by the Dalai Lama and Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman and holds amongst its trustees Phillip Glass, Uma Thurman and other notable New York luminaries. Executive Director of Tibet House Gandan Thurman organized the screening.

"Buddha Wild" was produced by Carpe Diem Films LLC which has unveiled a development slate that includes an international narrative feature film on a pioneering aviatrix, a black comedy on the economics of growing grapes, and a project on celebrity silk screen artist Russell Young. Many fans of the film, including monks, have asked and invited Ms. Wilding to make a follow up film on Buddhism.


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