The award-winning New Zealand documentary Return To Gandhi Road tells the inspiring story of renowned Tibetan master Kangyur Rinpoche.
Sensing the imminent danger of the 1950s Chinese Cultural Revolution and under the advice of the Dalai Lama, Rinpoche, along with his family, braved the perilous journey across the Himalayan mountains from Tibet to India.
With him he took two tons of historical Buddhist texts that otherwise would have been destroyed by the Chinese Revolutionary Army.
Told through the eyes of the first few Westerners who had met him in Darjeeling in the late 1960s and narrated by one of them, New Zealander Kim Hegan, as he journeys back to India to Gandhi Rd in Darjeeling where Rinpoche had built a monastery.
Written and directed by New Zealander Yeshe Hegan, daughter of Kim Hegan, Return To Gandhi Road opens at the Regent on Thursday, October 15.
Two concert events will screen at the Regent towards the end of October. The first is André Rieu's Magical Maastricht which celebrates 15 years of André Rieu's famous Maastricht outdoor concerts.
The King of Waltz has picked a selection of his most spectacular performances and most popular artists to bring a memorable concert to lift the spirits of his fans around the world in the wake of the Corona pandemic. André Rieu's Magical Maastricht will screen on October 24 and 25.
The second concert celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Three Tenors first concert.
Thirty years ago Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras and Plácido Domingo made their historic debut as "The Three Tenors" in Rome during the 1990 Football World Cup. This documentary offers fans a unique insight into the three singers and their legendary performance that became the best-selling classical album of all time.
Three Tenors – Voices For Eternity will open for a three-day season on October 29.
Also opening at the Regent on October 29 is the Australian comedy Rams.
Set in remote Western Australia, two estranged brothers, Colin (Sam Neill) and Les (Michael Caton), haven't got on with each other for years. Raising separate flocks of sheep descended from their family's prized bloodline, the two men work side by side yet are worlds apart.
When Les' prize ram is diagnosed with a deadly virus, authorities order every sheep in the valley to be destroyed. Now, the warring brothers must set aside their differences and take this chance to reunite their family, save their sheep, and bring their community back together.
Coming attractions to the Regent during November will include the New Zealand comedy Baby Done, the Helen Reddy bio-pic I Am Woman and the fact-based family drama A Gift From Bob, the sequel to the 2016 hit A Street Cat Named Bob in which a recovering drug addict had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.
For more information please visit: www.regentupstairs.co.nz