Friday Night @ the Movies film ‘Departures’

Posted Jan. 26, 2013, at 12:16 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 28, 2013, at 11:34 a.m.

Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Blue Hill Public Library, 5 Parker Point Road , Blue Hill, ME 04614

For more information: Susan Guilford; 207.667.7967

Friday Night @ the Movies

sponsored by the Morgan Bay Zendo:


Friday, February 8, 2013 ~ 7 pm

in the Howard Room

@ the Blue Hill Public Library

“Departures”, directed by Yojiro Takita, follows Daigo Kobayashi, a young cellist, who is suddenly left without a job. Daigo decides to move back to his hometown and accepts a job as a nokanshi, a Buddhist funeral professional who prepares bodies for burial and acts as a gatekeeper between life and death. The film follows his profound and sometimes comical journey with death as he uncovers the wonder, joy, and meaning of living. Winner – Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, 2009. In Japanese with English subtitles. 131 min. – PG-13

Refreshments will be served before the film.

The film is free but donations are welcome.

For information, phone

667-7170 or 667-7967.

Next film: Friday, March 8 @ the Blue Hill Public Library