Dalai Lama

Time spent with even an imperfect 'The Last Dalai Lama?' is not wasted

Time spent with even an imperfect 'The Last Dalai Lama?' is not wasted

There’s a lot to be said for really digging your subject, and in his documentary “The Last Dalai Lama?” Mickey Lemle gently captures something charming and warmly thoughtful about the exiled Tibetan leader. Now an octogenarian, the 14th Dalai Lama remains animatedly curious about how humanity can be more compassionate.

Unfortunately, the director’s breezy approach doesn’t always make for a captivating viewing experience. Following His Holiness to an 80th birthday celebration in New York, tagging along as he visits schoolchildren in British Columbia learning emotional intelligence, or consulting with PhD researchers working on an “atlas of emotions” occasionally engenders an air...

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