Zen for Nothing (Werner Penzel, 2016)

5/23/19 - 5/24/19

Recurring daily

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$6 - $8

Wexner Center for the Arts

1871 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210

(614) 292-3535

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This portrait of a Japanese Zen monastery follows a novice as she arrives and begins to navigate the new rules and rituals that will govern her life there: how to bow, sit in the meditation hall, and carry out movements with chopsticks. But there’s more than just meditation, farming, and maintenance—there are picnics, music, and Wi-Fi as well. Blissfully simple and beautifully filmed, Zen for Nothing also features an eclectic and elegant score by Fred Frith. (100 mins., DCP)