Winner of the 2010 European Film Award for Best Documentary, and boasting a 100% “fresh”rating (unanimous favorable reviews) on, NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT, the new film by Chile’s Patricio Guzmán (THE BATTLE OF CHILE, THE PINOCHET CASE, SALVADOR ALLENDE), is one of the essential art films of the year. The film is set 10,000 feet above sea level, in Chile’s Atacama Desert, one of the driest places on earth. There astronomers gather to peer through the clear, star-filled sky to the boundaries of the observable universe, while nearby, elderly women comb the desert for bone fragments of relatives who disappeared during the brutal Pinochet regime. The result is a singular poetic/political/metaphysical masterpiece that Time Out New York called “a moving meditation on history, knowledge, and mortality.” Sight & Sound described it as “an extraordinary film about the unknown and the unknowable,” while The Nation found it “stunningly beautiful…I don’t know how you can put more into a film, or make one that’s more deeply moving.” Don’t miss it Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.

Thu., June 23, at 7:50 pm
Fri., June 24, at 5:30 pm
Sat., June 25, at 9:10 pm


About todd v

Filmmaker, artist and goofball.
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