Tezuka Osamu's "Buddha: The Great Departure" is coming to Vancouver for one showing only:
Tuesday, September 11, 7:30 pm
at Pacific Cinemateque, 1131 Howe St.
Tickets $8 and available in advance online at: www.moa.ubc.ca/eventtickets
This should be a great opportunity for fans who are intimately familiar with Tezuka Osamu's manga as well as for contemporary anime fans who are interested in knowing more about the classic work of the acclaimed "godfather of Japanese manga." A review of the film after it's North American premiere at the New York Asian Film Festival last summer can be found here: http://thefilmstage.com/reviews/nyaff-review-osamu-tezuka%E2%80%99s-buddha-the-great-departure/
"BUDDHA: The Great Departure" is co-presented by the UBC Museum of Anthropology, the Canadian Society for Asian Arts, and the Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program at UBC with the support of TOEI Animation, Ltd. and is being shown in conjunction with the exhibition "Visions of Enlightenment: Buddhist Art at MOA," which is on view at the Museum of Anthropology through October 8.