The Departure – unforgettable documentary follows a former punk-turned-Buddhist-priest (October 27 – November 2)

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The Departure – unforgettable documentary follows a former punk-turned-Buddhist-priest (October 27 – November 2)

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October 27, 2017
October 28, 2017
October 29, 2017
October 30, 2017
October 31, 2017
November 1, 2017
November 2, 2017

This unforgettable documentary follows Ittetsu Nemoto, a former punk-turned-Buddhist-priest in Japan, as he helps individuals contemplating suicide and questions his own mortality.

 

Ittetsu Nemoto, a former punk-turned- Buddhist-priest in Japan, has made a career out of helping suicidal people find reasons to live. But this work has come increasingly at the cost of his own family and health, as he refuses to draw lines between those he counsels and himself. The Departure captures Nemoto at a crossroads, when his growing self-destructive tendencies lead him to confront the same question his patients ask him: what makes life worth living?

 

Critic Quotes:

“Immensely moving. Lyrical and deeply meditative…digs deep into major questions without being afraid of the answers.”- IndieWire

“a beautiful, wise, and deeply empathetic immersion into one fascinating character’s unique approach to suicide prevention. A quietly impressive work whose images, characters, and ruminations linger on long after the lights come up”- Filmmaker Magazine

“A portrait of unbelievable humanity…It feels like the darkest, riskiest act of perseverance, a movie that sets you in constant darkness and forces you to gather why you, dear reader, have chosen life”- RogerEbert.com

 

 

 

Runtime: 102 minutes

Rating: UR

Directors: Lana Wilson

Country: USA

Languages: Japanese w/ English subtitles

 

Showtimes:

Friday, October 27: 11:00AM, 9:15

Saturday, October 28: 2:10

Sunday, October 29: 12:00, 10:35

Monday, October 30: 11:00AM, 5:10

Tuesday, October 31: 3:05, 7:10

Wednesday, November 11:00AM, 9:25

Thursday, November 2: 1:05, 5:10

 

FILM TICKETS:

$11 General Admission / $8.50 Students & Seniors / $7.50 Members. Tickets available at box office or online:

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2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104.

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