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"MISSION: JOY Finding Happiness in Troubled Times" Film Screening

"MISSION: JOY Finding Happiness in Troubled Times" Film Screening In-Person

In partnership with the Flourish Foundation, The Community Library presents a free screening of MISSION: JOY - Finding Happiness in Troubled Times.

About the film: Academy Award®-winning director Louie Psihoyos teams up with co-director Peggy Callahan on this documentary with unprecedented access to the unlikely friendship of two international icons who transcend religion: His Holiness the Dalai Lama & Archbishop Tutu. In their final joint mission, these self-described mischievous brothers give a master class in how to create joy in a world that was never easy for them. They offer neuroscience-backed wisdom to help each of us live with more joy, despite circumstances.

Inspired by New York Times bestseller The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, the film showcases the exchange between these two Nobel Peace Prize winners that led to that book. Consisting largely of never-before-seen footage shot over 5 days at the Dalai Lama’s residence in Dharamsala, the film invites viewers to join these luminaries behind the scenes as they recount stories from their lives, each having lived through periods of incredible difficulty and strife. With genuine affection, mutual respect and a healthy dose of teasing, these unlikely friends impart lessons gleaned from lived experience, ancient traditions, and the latest cutting-edge science regarding how to live with joy in the face of all of life’s challenges from the extraordinary to the mundane. MISSION: JOY is an antidote for the times.

The 90-minute film will be followed by a short reflection activity led by Flouris and time for discussion. Register to save your seat. This film is only available for in-person viewing. It will not be livestreamed or available to view later.

Watch the film's trailer here.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Mountain Time - US & Canada (change)
John A. and Carole O. Moran Lecture Hall
The Community Library
  Adults     Teens & Tweens  
  Films & Performances  

Registration is required. There are 57 seats available.

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