Smith Rafael Film Center - International Buddhist Film Festival


Date: Sunday, June 17, 2018

Time: 4:15 pm

Phone: (415) 454-1222 Info-Line for Showtimes

June 10th: ZEN FOR NOTHING - In Person:  Filmaker Werner Penzel & Zesho Susan O'Connell, SF Zen Center

June 17th: HONEYGIVER AMONG THE DOGS - In Person: Gaetano Kazuo Maida & Skype with Filmmaker Dechan Roder

The first feature by Bhutanese Dechen Roder is her feminist twist on film noir. It’s also a beautiful and provocative journey into contemporary Bhutan, the last Buddhist kingdom, making the case that a creative cinema community is growing there. When the abbess of a Buddhist nunnery goes missing, policeman Kinley gets on the case, and his number one suspect is sexy Choden, who regales him with legends about enlightened female deities fighting social oppression. He dismisses her stories as “rumors,” given that he eyes Buddhist murals with suspicion rather than awe. In Dzongkha with English subtitles. Camera: Jigme Tenzing. Writer/Director: Dechen Roder. (Bhutan 2016) 132 min.

June 24th: My Son Tenzin - In Person: Filmmaker Tashi Wangchuk & Actor/Musician Tsering Bawa

Additional Location or Other Information

$15 General, $13 Seniors & Youth, $10 CFI Members. Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael CA 94901