The Monk and the Gun

NR / 112min


Lark Theater Fri, Apr 5 11:50 AM
Lark Theater Sun, Apr 7 7:00 PM
Lark Theater Mon, Apr 8 8:00 PM
Lark Theater Tue, Apr 9 1:50 PM
Lark Theater Wed, Apr 10 10:00 AM
Lark Theater Thu, Apr 11 2:50 PM
Lark Theater Fri, Apr 12 1:40 PM
Lark Theater Tue, Apr 16 6:00 PM
Lark Theater Thu, Apr 18 3:20 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2023
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Pawo Choyning Dorji
Cast:Harry Einhorn, Tandin Wangchuk, Tandin Sonam
Screenwriter:Pawo Choyning Dorji
Music By:Frederic Alvarez




The Monk And The Gun captures the wonder and disruption as Bhutan becomes one of the world's youngest democracies. Known throughout the world for its extraordinary beauty and its emphasis on Gross National Happiness, the remote Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan was the last nation to connect to the internet and television. And if that weren't enough change, the King announced shortly afterwards that he would cede his power to the people via their vote and a new form of government: Democracy.           

An unexpectedly suspenseful shaggy dog story, as well as a pretty funny one, with subtly pointed barbs about American politics. - Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

The film pulls off something truly bold: taking what are perhaps the most emotionally and symbolically loaded items in existence and subverting their meaning completely to end on a note of peace, joy, and hope for the future. - Ross McIndoe, Slant Magazine