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The Departure
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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The Departure
The Departure

Wed Feb 21: 7.30pm

Lana Wilson
US
2017
1h 27m

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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?

The second documentary by award-winning director Lana Wilson (After Tiller), The Departure is a poetic and deeply moving film that contemplates death as a way of better understanding how we should live.

Many movies strive to address what human beings owe to one another by way of compassion and commitment  but The Departure delves into them with real depth and authenticity  Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

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Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
United States


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