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Film Series : Guzmán Trilogy

The Pearl Button

El botón de nácar

2015, Patricio Guzmán, Chile, 82 min.

Show Times

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

“A stunning achievement...Guzmán is hands down the most important director in Chilean cinematic history.”—Kevin B. Lee, Indiewire

Guzman's dazzling and haunting follow-up to his 2010 masterpiece NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT once again weaves together the cosmic, the personal, and the political with breathtaking grace. Whereas NOSTALGIA centered on the arid plains and crystal skies of the Atacama desert, PEARL takes water as its master image to explore the history of a country inseparable from its 2600-mile coastline. Beginning with a single drop enclosed in a block of quartz, the film flows with the sea through its various incarnations—as the home of the now nearly extinct “water tribes” of the Patagonian archipelago, as the vehicle for the arrival of the European colonialists, and as the dumping ground for victims of the Pinochet regime. In Spanish with English subtitles. DCP digital. (MR)

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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