FILM SCREENING: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring
This breathtakingly beautiful film takes place on and around a tree-lined lake where a solitary monk tends a tiny Buddhist monastery floating on a raft. After a child arrives in this serene setting, we witness the seasons of his life, his physical being and emotions changing along with the landscape around him. “The triumph of the film is that even those of us who don’t happen to be Buddhists can catch a glimpse of ourselves in the spinning wheel of hope, destruction, suffering, and bliss,” says Entertainment Weekly.
After the screening, Tracy Cochran will talk about how this film conveys the meditative mind. Within the microcosm of the film, we witness the range of human emotions and actions—love, devotion, cruelty, passion, even murder. Yet everything that happens unfolds under a serene and accepting gaze. This is compassion in action.