Daniel Gilgoff

Kundun premiere brings voice to Tibetan cause

Friday night’s premiere of Martin Scorsese’s Kundun, which traces the Dalai Lama’s journey from childhood to exile, culminated another journey – screenwriter Melissa Mathison’s seven-year trek to produce this film. Mathison introduced the film to a nearly full house and was greeted by Tibetans and activists waving flags. Addressing a handful of press personnel, including […]

View of Tibet sheds Hollywood shackles

Kundun (Touchstone Pictures) provides a breathtaking view of a nation’s struggle to stand against the currents of Communist China. But looking at that same view for well over two hours can prove wearisome. Martin Scorsese steps beyond the blood baths of past efforts like Casino and Cape Fear to capture the early life of the […]