Friday 04/27/2012: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
University Park Campus
Center for Japanese Religions and Culture
Robert Zemeckis Digital Arts Center (RZC)
Ron Howard Screening Room
This 2010 film by director Naoki Kato centers on Jonen, who was a punk-rock musician in his youth, but is now a Buddhist monk with a wife and five-year-old son.
During his career-day speech at a local high school, Jonen has a public breakdown that leads to a deep depression. He realizes the importance of music to his life. In an attempt to raise Jonen’s spirits, the compassionate chief monk suggests that Jonen play a live show. As he plans for the concert, Jonen faces challenges from past loss, small-town resistance, and the possibility of alienating his family.
Organized by: Kana Yoshida