Media Arts Program
 


Friday, July 15, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.

$8 general, $6 students/seniors, $5 members

El Buen Amigo & the Latin American Cultural Association

Patricio Guzmán

Nostalgia For The Light

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Nostalgia for the Light A pioneering filmmaker known for the 3-part epic The Battle of Chile, a classic of New Latin American Cinema, Patricio Guzmán returns to his homeland. In the Atacama Desert (10,000 feet above sea-level, where the heat keeps human remains intact), Guzmán documents the site as one visited both by astronomers exploring the universe's outermost edges, as well as the mothers of the "disappeared" who search for the remains of their missing sons and daughters.

"Stunningly beautiful. I don't know how you can put more into a film, or make one that's more deeply moving." (Stuart Klawans, The Nation)

 
 
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David Schirm
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Though distilled into broad symbolic forms or abstract landscapes, David Schirm's work often springs from his own experiences during the Vietnam War and paintings may allude to the scenes of horrific and senseless battles, the strafing of weapons across a landscape, "whose laser-like blazes of fired bullets gave a distinctive hum of un-worldliness to the darkness." Though his depictions of landscape forms even touch upon the pastoral in their depiction and use of color, Schirm's original point o ...