Nostalgia for the Light / Nostagia de la Luz

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 - 7:00pm9:00pm

Lightbox Film Center, International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street

Nostalgia for the Light / Nostagia de la Luz

dir. Patricio Guzmán, 2010, 90 min.

Can stuff help us glimpse the spatially and temporally inaccessible? This Chilean documentary simultaneously follows two investigations in the massive Atacama desert: that of outer space, through giant telescopes taking advantage of the desert aridity, and that of women digging through the earth in search of bone fragments of loved ones disappeared by Pinochet's dictatorial regime.

Remarks following the film by Jens Andermann, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, New York University, with Nancy Roane, PhD Candidate, Comparative Literature and Cinema Studies, Penn.


Event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration requested.