7:45 PM: Tashi & The Monk / Here's That Second Chance (107 MIN)

HERE’S THAT SECOND CHANCE YOU HOPED FOR, ROBERT H. GOSS (17 MIN)     

Brynmore Williams | Director | Somerville, MA | 2015 | Documentary

Q&A w/ Filmmaker – 20 min

Robert H. Goss suffered a traumatic brain injury six years ago. He fell down a flight of stairs, hit his head and lapsed into a coma. As a result, he lost his passion and pleasure for art and jazz. He was devastated. But four years later a miracle happened. This is the story of his second chance.


TASHI & THE MONK (40 MIN)

AIFF Best Documentary Short

Andrew Hinton & Johnny Burke | Directors | MA | 2014 | Documentary

Q&A w/Filmmakers – 30 min

On a remote mountaintop a brave social experiment is taking place. Former Buddhist monk Lobsang was trained under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, but eight years ago he left his life as a spiritual teacher in the United States to create a unique community in the foothills of the Himalayas which rescues orphaned and neglected children.Five-year-old Tashi is the newest arrival. Her mother recently passed away and she’s been abandoned by her alcoholic father. Wild and troubled, Tashi is struggling to find her place amongst 84 new siblings. Can the community’s love and compassion transform Tashi’s alienation and tantrums into a capacity to make her first real friend?