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The Guzmán Trilogy

February 21 - 27

Our Chicago first run of CORDILLERA OF DREAMS (Feb. 21-27) presents the concluding film in Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán's trilogy of documentaries that began with NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT in 2010 and continued with THE PEARL BUTTON in 2015. Called "one of the great artistic statements of the decade" by Martyn Conterio of CineVue, these three films gracefully weave together history, politics, natural beauty, and personal essay to form a monumental portrait of Chile while touching upon crucial issues that concern our entire planet.


Nostalgia for the Light

Nostalgia de la Luz

2010, Patricio Guzmán, France/Germany/Chile, 90 min.


  • Fri, Feb 21st 6:00pm
  • Sat, Feb 22nd 2:30pm
  • Mon, Feb 24th 7:45pm

First Chicago run!

The Cordillera of Dreams

La cordillera de los sueños

2019, Patricio Guzmán, Chile/France, 85 min.


  • Fri, Feb 21st 4:15pm
  • Fri, Feb 21st 8:00pm
  • Sat, Feb 22nd 6:00pm
  • Sun, Feb 23rd 3:00pm
  • Mon, Feb 24th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Feb 25th 7:45pm
  • Wed, Feb 26th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Feb 27th 8:15pm

The Pearl Button

El botón de nácar

2015, Patricio Guzmán, Chile, 82 min.


  • Sat, Feb 22nd 4:15pm
  • Wed, Feb 26th 7:45pm