Regular Admission (at the door): $15
Regular Admission (online): $12
El Taller Students: $5
All meet-ups are 21+
ABOUT THE FILM (NERUDA): Popular poet and Communist Senator Pablo Neruda opposes the administration of President Gabriel Gonzáles Videla and denounces his brutal repression in a speech in the National Congress in 1948. Threatened with arrest, he goes underground. Refusing to live the life of a fugitive, he taunts the government authorities by appearing in public venues or leaving evidence of his movements. His pursuer is the fascist Chief of the Investigations Police of Chile Oscar Peluchonneau.
ABOUT THE SERIES: The last 3 nights of our 2017 Films & Spanish Conversation Meet-Ups will explore how three of the most critically acclaimed Chilean films of the past decade blend documentary and fiction techniques to tackle some of the nation's most controversial moments.
The series will take us from a government's wild hunt of a beloved poet-turned-fugitive (Neruda), to a marketing team's efforts against the continuation of Pinochet's dictatorship (No), and finally, to the Atacama desert. A place filled with astronomers looking at the stars and women searching the sand for the bones of their loved ones.(Nostalgia For The Light)
ABOUT FILMS & SPANISH CONVERSATION: All films will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles. A wine reception will follow in which El Taller's Spanish teachers will facilitate Spanish conversation about the movies and related topics.