“Digital Dharma” to open Sedona International Film Festival

E. Gene Smith and colleagues in a still from the film

When the eighteenth annual Sedona International Film Festival opens next week, the audience will get a sneak peek at Philadelphia director Dafna Yachin’s feature-length documentary, Digital Dharma — the documentary film that Buddhadharma News readers recently got to preview.

The film tells the story of unlikely hero E. Gene Smith, a Mormon from Utah who, it has been said, saved Tibetan Buddhism.The Digital Dharma 83-minute fine cut will be shown for the first time at the new 750-seat Sedona Cultural Center Theater on Monday, February 20, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. The Sneak Preview will kick off the first full day of the festival.

Named the “Fest to Impress” by MovieMaker Magazine, this year’s event has been expanded to nine days, running February 18 through 26 in Sedona. More information is at www.SedonaFilmFestival.com.

To view the trailer and to find out more information on the film, please visit www.digitaldharma.com. To become a fan of the film on Facebook, please visit http://www.facebook.com/DigitalDharma.