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THE PEARL BUTTON

Sat, Feb 13, 2016
at 8:45 PM (World Trade Center)
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Sat, Feb 20, 2016
at 6 PM (World Trade Center)
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THE PEARL BUTTON

DIRECTOR: Patricio Guzmán - CHILE

A poetic meditation on the history of brutal colonization and devastation throughout Chile’s history, Guzmán elegantly builds an argument for the importance of preserving memory when all culture is lost. Devastated by foreign conquest, indigenous culture has little left than cherished memory. That genocide is contrasted by the more recent tragedy of Pinochet dictatorship, when thousands of political prisoners were murdered or disappeared, many of whose bodies were dumped into the sea. Using water and Chile’s 2,670 miles of coastline as the entry point to pull diverse experience and ideas together, Guzmán finds the memory and voice that bind a...

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THE PROJECT OF THE CENTURY

Wed, Feb 17, 2016
at 8:30 PM (Moreland Theater)
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Sun, Feb 21, 2016
at 4:15 PM (Regal Fox Tower)
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THE PROJECT OF THE CENTURY

DIRECTOR: Carlos Machado Quintela - CUBA

The Electro-Nuclear City was once part of an ambitious Soviet/Cuban venture to build the first nuclear power station the Caribbean. But the fall of the Soviet Union brought the project to a halt, leaving dismal blocks of worker’s apartments in the shadow of reminding enormous dome towers. Drifting effortlessly between raw psychological realism and dreamy surrealism and loaded with unique Cuban archive footage, Quintela portrays three generations of Cubans left to carry ?on waiting for “the project of the century.” (100 mins.)

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