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‘The Life of Buddha’ returns

The award-winning new documentary, “The Life of Buddha,” which was shown last Sunday at the Center for the Arts, will be shown again this Sunday.

Martin Meissonnier’s “The Life of Buddha” separates fact from fiction as it traces the physical and spiritual odyssey of Gautama Siddhartha, an Indian prince who, at the age of 29, left his family and riches for a simple life devoted to the pursuit of truth. After six years, his long-awaited enlightenment occurred in Bihar, India, where the Four Noble Truths were revealed to him, transforming him into Sakyamuni Buddha (“The Enlightened One”).

“The Life of Buddha” (90 minutes, rated G) won the Grand Prize at the Trieste Film Festival and the Golden Lion at the Berlin Film Festival.

Sunday’s showtimes are 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5. The center is at 314 W. Main St. in Grass Valley. Call 274-3100 for any questions.

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