Digital Dharma, the new film on the life and work of Gene Smith, is showing in Los Angeles and New York in August. The film is the culmination of Gene Smith's epic 50-year journey to find, preserve, and digitize more than 20,000 volumes of ancient Tibetan texts. His mission became the catalyst for an international movement to provide free access to the story of a people.
New York: At the Rubin Museum of Art, catch Digital Dharma on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. from August 1–September 5. Tickets include admission to the museum, as well as a 6:15 p.m. guided tour of the related exhibition "Illuminated: The Art of Sacred Books" before the screening. Tickets and info here. Jeff Wallman of TBRC and/or the film's director, Dafna Yachin, will be there for a Q&A each week. Robbie Barnett will be there on September 5, and additional speakers may be there as well.
The film will also be at the IFC Center in New York August 17-23 as part of Docuweeks. Learn more.
Los Angeles: You can see the film from August 10-16 at Laemmle NoGo 7. Tickets and additional information here.
The creators of this important (and by all accounts superb) film are still in need of funding to help it be seen widely. Please offer a donation if you can by visiting their fundraising site.