International Buddhist Film Festival showcase opens this Friday in San Rafael

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the International Buddhist Film Festival is returning to the Bay Area this weekend to present nine Buddhist films from seven countries, along with discussions with some of the directors. The program runs from Friday, March 1, to Sunday, March 3, at Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, California. Films include Victress Hitchcock’s When the Iron Bird Flies, Dafna Yachin’s Digital Dharma, and several other documentaries and feature films from around the world. Click here for a full schedule and ticket information.

The celebration continues the following week in San Francisco, when the Buddhist Film Foundation and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts present four films from or about Japan, with guest filmmakers available for discussions both days.