Posted on April 07, 2017, BY Matt Hughes

Makoto Fujimura and Martin Scorsese

The Bucknell University Office of the President will present a screening of the Oscar-nominated 2016 film Silence, directed by Martin Scorsese, on Saturday, April 29, at 7 p.m. at the Campus Theatre in downtown Lewisburg. The event is free and open to the public.

Bucknell trustee and internationally renowned artist Makoto Fujimura '83 will introduce the film, which traces the journey of two Jesuit priests ministering to an underground Christian population in 17th-century Japan, and is based on a novel by Shusaku Endo. Fujimura is the director of Brehm Center for Worship, Theology and the Arts at Fuller Theological Seminary. He served as an adviser for the film and is the author of last year's Silence and Beauty: Hidden Faith Born of Suffering, a work of comparative literature, memoir and theological reflection inspired by Endo's novel.

Doors to the theatre will open at 6:30 p.m., and Fujimura will begin his remarks at 7 p.m., with the film immediately following.

After the film, Fujimura will offer a book signing for his book Silence and Beauty. Books will be available for purchase that evening.

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