Regular Admission (at the door): $15
Regular Admission (online): $12
El Taller Students: $5
All meet-ups are 21+
ABOUT THE FILM (NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT): Nostalgia For The Light is a documentary released in 2010 by Patricio Guzmán to address the lasting impacts of August Pinochet’s dictatorship.Guzmán focuses on the similarities between astronomers researching humanity’s past, in an astronomical sense, and the struggle of many Chilean women who still search, after decades, for the remnants of their relatives executed during the dictatorship. Patricio Guzmán narrates the documentary himself and the documentary includes interviews and commentary from those affected and from astronomers and archeologists.
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.