THE DEPARTURE

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First show: November 17

 

“It’s not often one can have a genuinely spiritual experience watching a movie. But that’s precisely what’s on offer with ‘The Departure,’ Lana Wilson’s quietly galvanizing portrait of life, death and the thin places in between in modern-day Japan.” – Anne Hornaday, Washington Post

 

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 his patients 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?

From Lana Wilson, the Emmy Award-winning director of AFTER TILLER. 87 min.

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THE DEPARTURE: Upcoming Showtimes
November 249:30 PMLittle Roxie
November 258:30 PMLittle Roxie
November 262:00 PMBig Roxie
November 289:20 PMLittle Roxie