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Film Series : Guzmán Trilogy

Nostalgia for the Light

Nostalgia de la Luz

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

Show Times

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

“A film of rare visual poetry…simultaneously personal, political, and philosophical.”—Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“Stunningly beautiful…I don’t know how you can put more into a film, or make one that’s more deeply moving.”—Stuart Klawans, The Nation

Exploring the mysteries of the cosmos from high to low is the astonishing task Guzmán has set for himself in a film so intensely personal yet so universal in its resonance that it stands as the crowning glory of an already distinguished career. In Chile’s Atacama Desert, 10,000 feet above sea level, astronomers gaze at the expanding reaches of the universe, while in the ancient sands of the desert floor, patient sifting reveals secrets. In imagery gorgeous to behold, Guzmán finds parallels between the sky’s macro palette of stars and the earth’s micro array of human remains, from pre-Columbian mummies and the preserved bodies of nineteenth-century explorers and miners to the bone fragments of “disappeared” political prisoners. In Spanish with English subtitles. 35mm. (BS)

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT, THE PEARL BUTTON, or THE CORDILLERA OF DREAMS, and get a ticket for either or both of the other two films at this discount rate for each with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; and Members $4. (This discount rate applies to the second and third features only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

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