Zen Buddhism: Erleuchtung Garantiert (Enlightenment Guaranteed) (DVD)
(PN1997 E723 2000) http://search.library.wisc.edu/catalog/ocm57362252 Two
middle-aged German brothers travel to Japan in search of inner peace.
But many obstacles await them. Will they find the key to enlightenment?
Funeral Rites in Japan: Departures (Okuribito) (DVD)
(PN1997.2 O387 2009) http://search.library.wisc.edu/catalog/ocn754887460
of the 2009 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this film
chronicles an ex-cellist’s transition to a new life as a mortician in
his hometown in the Tohoku region of Japan.
Japanese Studies Collection Assistant
Much of A Tale for the Time Being is concerned with the cruel treatment of Nao at the hands of her classmates. While these scenes are uncomfortable and frequently disturbing to read, the reality is that over 13 million American kids will be bullied this year. The documentary Bully (formerly The Bully Project) takes a hard look at bullies and their victims.
Join Madison Public Library for free screenings of Bully, followed by facilitated discussions about bullying. Screenings are being held at several branches throughout October and November, and do not require pre-registration. For dates and locations, check out the MPL event page or our own Go Big Read event calendar.
Bully is rated PG-13 for intense thematic material, disturbing content, and some strong language, all involving kids.
Friday, October 22nd at the Memorial Union Play Circle, WUD Film will present a FREE Go Big Read Adventures in Bioethics Double Feature:
7 pm Gattaca
9:30 pm Frankenstin (1931)
The event is sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate Student Programming Board and the WUD Film Committee. Union events are intended for UW students, staff, faculty, and Union members and their guests only. (small print from the event poster). For more information visit http://www.union.wisc.edu/film
Sounds like fun! We’re also looking for recommendations of other movies (or other media) that would align with and highlight themes in the book. If you have ideas, please submit them as comments.