This year, the Days and Nights Festival will feature three film screenings:

Drive-in Night: Kundun

This acclaimed 1997 film follows the life of the 14th Dalai Lama, the exiled political and spiritual leader of Tibet. Directed by Martin Scorsese, Kundun was nominated for four Academy Awards: Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design, as well as Original Score by Philip Glass. Described by critics as “ethereal” and “euphoric,” the original score was composed by Philip Glass.

We will screen Kundun in our outdoor drive-in movie theatre. Enjoy the film from the comfort of your car, while local food vendors offer snacks and concession. Also, the Tibetian Buddhist speciality store, Dharma Treasures, from Pema Osel Ling in Corralitos will have Tibetan and Buddhist products available such as books, statues, malas, prayer flags, ritual implements, thangkas, shrine items and gifts.Click here to purchase tickets.

Drive-in Night: Tabloid

Tabloid is a new documentary by Errol Morris that “tells the story of a former Miss Wyoming, Joyce McKinney, whose quest for one true love led her across the globe and onto the pages of tabloid newspapers.” Described by the New York Times as “marvelously bizarre,” the film was a highlight at the Toronto Film Festival. You can hear Mr. Morris discuss the new film here Click here to purchase tickets.

Tabloid will screen on our outdoor drive-in movie theatre as well.


This American Horror classic premiered in 1931, and had gone 68 years without an original score. Commissioned in 1998, Philip Glass composed its first original score, which was then performed by the Kronos Quartet and released with the film in 1999.

Philip Glass and the Philip Glass Ensemble will perform live, along with the original 1931 film. Hosted by the historic Henry Miller Library, the film will be screened in an intimate, outdoor theatre. Click here to purchase tickets.

For full description of the film screenings this year, please visit the 2011 Festival Schedule page.