|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?
“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
Directors: Lana Wilson
Languages: Japanese w/ English subtitles
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
$11 General Admission / $8.50 Students & Seniors / $7.50 Members. Tickets available at box office or online:
Only at Digital Gym CINEMA in North Park.
2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104.
(Off 805 Freeway on corner of 30th Street and El Cajon Blvd.)
firstname.lastname@example.org / 619-230-1938
« Previous Most Beautiful Island – Winner of the SXSW 2017 Grand Jury Prize (November 1) 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene – infamous PSYCHO shower scene is deconstructed, dissected, and re-coded (October 27 – November 2) Next »