Poetry in Motion Film Festival Tickets Now on Sale

In recognition of National Poetry Month, BFF is co-presenting with California Film Institute this special film festival of works about acclaimed American poets. The six programs will run on consecutive Sundays from April 3 through April 17 at the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, California. Several of the filmmakers and leading poets will participate. Other special guests include poet Jane Hirshfield and author/producer Will Hearst.   more>


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    Sweet Bean is the new film from acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Naomi Kawase (The Mourning Forest, IBFF Showcase 2013), opening in selected US cities on March 18.  more>


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    Mindfulness: Be Happy Now is a new film featuring Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Chan Khong, Oliver Stone, Cesar Milan, Sharon Stone, and Deepak Chopra. It is now available on major VOD platforms Amazon, Vudu, iTunes, XBox, and Google Play.  more>


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    As news filters in about unmet needs and overlooked communities in Nepal, the organizations chosen as beneficiaries of the Benefit Nepal Film Festival (June 15, 2015) continue their vital work on the ground there.  more>