Pickle is a night security guard at a bronze statue factory. While trying to kill time on the long nights spent in the security room, he and his best friend, Belly Button, watch the dash-camera footage of Pickle’s rich boss, Kevin. Viewing the trysts Kevin has with various women, they witness something they never should have known about.
The Great Buddha+ might be the most eagerly awaited Taiwanese film of the year and no, that’s not a typo in the title. The + refers to a smartphone model was satirically added by the filmmaker, Huang Hsin-yao, as a reference to product placement trends. (104 min)
“The viewer is seduced by Mr. Huang’s smooth and witty style.
-A.O.Scott, New York Times
“Arguably the best film to emerge from a year of exciting resurgence in Taiwan”
-Maggie Lee, Variety
“Viewers looking for renewed faith in the power, vision, and sheer fun of movies will love The Great Buddha+.”
-Ken Eisner, Georgia Straight
“Humor, a perennial scarcity in the self-serious world of art-house cinema, is in pleasingly abundant supply in Taiwanese director Huang Hsin-yao’s The Great Buddha+”
-Jordan Cronk, Film Comment
“An audacious and funny switch to features casting a sharp eye on social inequality… it will introduce many American cinephiles to a voice they’ll hope to hear from again very soon.”
– John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
Fri & Sat, Dec 28 & 29
Marwencol 6:15 @ the IU Fine Arts Theater
The Great Buddha+ 8pm at the IU Fine Arts Theater
Sun, Dec 30 at Bear’s Place
The Great Buddha+ 7:30
Fri and Sat, Jan 4 and 5
Marwencol 6pm @ the IU Fine Arts Theater
The Great Buddha+ 7pm @ the IU Global & International Theater
The Handmaid’s Tale 7:45 @ the IU Fine Arts Theater
Sun, Jan 6 at Bear’s Place
Marwencol 3pm – Last Chance!
The Great Buddha+ 5pm – Last Chance!
The Handmaid’s Tale – 7:30