Monk With A Camera

A First Friday Film, co-presented by the Farnsworth

MONK WITH A CAMERA chronicles the life and spiritual quest of Nicholas (Nicky) Vreeland, who for the past twenty-eight years has been a Tibetan Buddhist monk. The son of a United States Ambassador, grandson of legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, and a photographer by trade, Nicky left his privileged life behind to follow his true calling. He moved to India, cutting his ties with society, photography, and his pleasure-filled world, to live in a monastery with no running water or electricity. There he would spend the next 14 years studying to become a monk. Then in one of life's beautiful twists, Nicky went back to the worldly pursuit of photography in order to help his fellow monks rebuild their monastery, one of the most important of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. His journey from being a photographer to becoming a monk and, most recently, to being appointed as the abbot of the monastery he helped to rebuild, are the core of the story.

Directed by Tina Mascara, Guido Santi

Starring The Dalai Lama, Khyongla Rinpoche, Nicky Vreeland

USA/ France/ India/ Italy | 2014 | NR | 90 min

[Not] just the biography of a remarkable man, but a revealing meditation on the relationship between spirituality and art. - Globe and Mail

Like a good photograph, or a wise abbot, it only presents the evidence and allows us to arrive at truth. - Village Voice

Aptly serene in tone, this pleasing documentary by Guido Santi and Tina Mascara has a built-in mix of retro celebrity and spiritual appeal. - Variety

Show Dates & Times:

10/2/15 - Friday

8:00 pm,
Admission: 

$10/General Admission, $8/Farnsworth Members

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