We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a special screening of the Oscar winning Japanese film 'Departures' in conjunction with the Hickory International Council. Please join us for this look into the Japanese culture and stick around for a lively discussion afterwards.
About the film:
A young cellist has an epiphany in which he realizes he's been heading down the wrong career path. Retreating to his hometown, he trains for a new professional role as a nakanshi, or one who prepares the dead for burial. Tsutomu Yamazaki provides comic relief as Daigo's eccentric mentor in director Yojiro Takita's Oscar-winning, richly detailed -- if unlikely -- drama about finding your bliss.