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Film: Documentary

When the Iron Bird Flies Premiere


Friday Oct 19, 2012

Saturday Oct 20, 2012 (3pm)

Sunday Oct 21, 2012 (3pm)

Saturday Oct 27, 2012 (3pm)

Saturday Nov 24, 2012 (3pm)



Rubin Museum of Art (Venue Partner)

150 W 17th St


Directions: A, C or E to 14th Street; 1 to 18th Street; 1, 2, 3 to 14th Street; F and M to 14th Street; N, R, Q, 4, 5 and 6 to 14th or the L to 6th Avenue. Bus: B20 to the corner of 7th Avenue and 17th Street.


$20 for Premiere / $13 for other screenings

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Rubin Museum of Art says…

 In 1959, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama escapes the Chinese invasion of Tibet. With his departure and the exodus of many of the major teachers of all the sects of Tibetan Buddhism— Buddhadharma, as it was practiced in virtual seclusion for centuries in the Land of Snow, was suddenly thrust out into the world.

Fifty years later, there are Tibetan Buddhist meditation centers in every major city in the western world, two three-year retreat centers in France alone, and the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, has 92,000 followers on Twitter.

When the Iron Bird Flies traces the astounding path of one of the world’s great spiritual traditions from the caves of Tibet to the mainstream of western culture and asks: In these increasingly chaotic modern times, can these age old teachings help us find genuine happiness and create a saner, more compassionate 21st century world?


Other screenings to be announced.

Your ticket includes an optional special tour of the galleries 45 minutes prior to screening time