Mission: Joy - Finding Happiness in Troubled Times

USA, Feature Documentary, 2021, 90 min

Photo © Miranda Penn Turin

Inspired by New York Times bestseller The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

Academy Award®-winning director Louie Psihoyos’ latest film is a documentary with unprecedented access to the unlikely friendship of two international icons who transcend religion: His Holiness the Dalai Lama & Archbishop Tutu. Consisting largely of never-before-seen footage shot over 5 days at the Dalai Lama’s residence in Dharamsala,Mission: Joy 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. This beautiful film is an antidote for our times.

Directed by Louie Psihoyos

Colorado Premiere

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Venues: The Boulder Theater; Grace Commons Church, 1820 15th Street; Boulder High; Cinemark Century Boulder, 1700 29th St.; eTown Hall; Longmont Museum’s Stewart Auditorium