The City of Birmingham and the Birmingham Public Library to Show Free Film Screenings Prior to the Dalai Lama's October 26 Visit

The Dalai Lama will be in Birmingham this week as part of Human Rights Week. Prior to his public appearance on Sunday, October 26, at Regions Field, the City of Birmingham and the Birmingham Public Library have planned several free film screenings that celebrate the human spirit, the quest for freedom, and the power of individuals to change the world.

Several library locations will show the documentary Ten Questions for the Dalai Lama, October 21-23:

Wednesday, October 22, 6:30 p.m., East Lake Library
Thursday, October 23, 10:00 a.m., Smithfield Library
Thursday, October 23, 11:00 a.m., Titusville Library

Walden Media will host free screenings of different films on Friday, October 24, at the Birmingham Museum of Art and on Saturday, October 25, at the Alabama Theatre.

The four Walden Media films are free, but attendees must register in advance, via Eventbrite. Here's the schedule:

Friday, October 24, The Watsons Go to Birmingham, Birmingham Museum of Art, 7:00  p.m.

Friday, October 24, The Giver, Birmingham Museum of Art, 9:00  p.m.

Saturday, October 25, I Am David, Alabama Theatre, 2:00  p.m.

Saturday, October 25, Amazing Grace, Alabama Theatre, 7:00 p.m.

For ticket information about the Dalai Lama's October 26 appearance at Regions Field, please visit