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.

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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….

 Director Bio

 Read Reviews here.  

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