Sangha Film

June 1, 2014 @ 2:30 am – 4:30 am
Dharma Rain Zendo
2514 Southeast Madison Street
Portland, OR 97214
$1-2 donation

spring-summer-fall-winter-and-spring-21Shokei hosts Spring Summer Fall Winter Spring. This exquisitely beautiful and very human drama stars director Kim Ki-Duk, and is entirely set on and around a tree-lined lake where a tiny Buddhist monastery floats on a raft amidst a breath-taking landscape. The film is divided into five segments with each season representing a stage in a man’s life. Under the vigilant eyes of Old Monk (wonderful veteran theatre actor OH Young-soo), Child Monk learns a hard lesson about the nature of sorrow when some of his childish games turn cruel.

In the intensity and lushness of summer, the monk, now a young man, experiences the power of lust, a desire that will ultimately lead him, as an adult, to dark deeds. With winter, strikingly set on the ice and snow-covered lake, the man atones for his past actions, and spring starts the cycle anew…

Popcorn is provided, and feel free to bring other snacks to share. Open to the public. We request a few dollars donation to cover lights and heat.