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… on Wed., May 8 at 7:00 pm for the award-winning debut of 22-year-old director Hiroshi Okuyama, Jesus. Suffused with a nostalgic glow and told entirely through the eyes of its 11-year-old protagonist, the film follows young Yura as he moves with his parents to a rural backwater and discovers that his new school is Christian. One day, the Son of God appears to him during the Lord’s Prayer, and when Yura’s initial requests are granted, he quickly develops a belief in His power. But a tragedy leads to a full-blown crisis of faith. The debut of a unique new voice, Jesus is both comical and melancholy, and a real treat. Okuyama will join us for the Q&A session after the screening with actors Chad Mullane and Hinako Saeki.
(Japan, 2018; 76 minutes; in Japanese with English subtitles.)

– Karen Severns


Published in: May 2019

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