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Film Night: Enlightenment Guaranteed with John Philson
Film Night: Enlightenment Guaranteed with John Philson

Fri, Jan 19

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Maine Jung Center

Film Night: Enlightenment Guaranteed with John Philson

Two very different brothers get together for a temporary stay in a Japanese Zen monastery. The trip from Germany to Japan brings up some unexpected quests they need to manage. Soon both really must leave their ordinary lives behind to embark on a voyage to themselves.

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Jan 19, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Maine Jung Center, 183 Park Row, Brunswick, ME 04011, USA

About the event

Join John Philson for a live screening of Enlightenment Guaranteed, a 1999 German film directed by Doris Dörrie about two brothers, Uwe (Uwe Ochsenknecht) and Gustav (Gustav-Peter Wöhler), who travel to Japan to find themselves. The two plan to retreat for a while at the Sōjiji Monastery in Monzen in the Noto Peninsula, well away from Tokyo. On their way there, in a rather literal Buddhist moment, the brothers lose all of their belongings. When they finally make it to the monastery, they find that even there, enlightenment can be elusive.

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