Documentary Film Screening: “Nostalgia for the Light”

Austin Film Society presents: Nostalgia de la Luz

Wednesday, November 16
7 PM
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar (1120 S Lamar)

Tickets: $5 for AFS members, students with valid ID / $8 General Admission

In the high Chilean desert, astronomers look at the furthest stars, archeologists dig into the human past, and relatives search for the remains of Pinochet’s victims This inspiringly filmed documentary, set in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, observes three groups of people, all focused on the past: astronomers, peering into the skies to see the light from stars billions of light-years away; archaeologists looking at the pre-Columbian arts and remains of early inhabitants of the desert; and the most tragic, women looking for the remains of their relatives tortured, killed, and discarded by the Pinochet dictatorship. The past: cosmic, pre-historic, and recent – all interwoven into an arid, barren land slowly giving up moments of awe, knowledge, and tragedy. The Chilean filmmaker has made nineteen documentaries, nearly all of which examine aspects of his country’s complex and only recently tortured history in the late 20th century. Before NOSTALGIA DE LA LUZ, Guzmán was best known for his 3-part documentary LA BATALLA DE CHILE, a study of the Allende years. Watch the trailer & get tickets >>

Best Documentary, 2010 European Film Academy Awards
Best Documentary, 2011 Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival

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