NOTE: IT IS OUR INTENTION TO SHOW THIS FILM AGAIN IN THE SEASON V AS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR UPDATED INFO END OF AUGUST.
I AM A MONK (ボクは坊さん。)
Directed by: Yukinori Makabe
Starring: Atsushi Ito, Mizuki Yamamoto and Junpei Mizobata
Film Source: Pony Canyon Japan
Japan, 2015, 99 min, Japanese w/English subtitles, DCP
Wednesday, May 4, 7:30 PM AMC River East 21
Sunday, May 8, 2:00 PM, The Wilmette Theatre followed by a lobby-reception with the director. (TICKETS HOLDERS FOR THIS PARTICULAR SCREENING WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED TO WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO ATTEND THE U.S. PREMIERE OF THE MOBFATHERS W/Director Herman Yau in attendance on Friday, May 19th 7 PM at the AMC River East 21)
Q/A with Director in Person in Chicago and Wilmette.
Anxiety and doubt often comes into life. This is a story of a young man at 24 year-old becoming an abbot, and the journey thereafter of finding his way. A film adaptation of a book about the real life experiences of an abbot at Eifukuji Temple, we follow Koen quitting his job at a bookstore and goes to become a monk when his grandfather dies….