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Screen/Society--"The Cordillera of Dreams" (Patricio Guzmán, 2019) | NC Latin American Film Festival Opening Night

Still image from "The Cordillera of Dreams"
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Sunday, October 20, 2019
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7:00 pm
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Film screening preceded by a conversation w/ Latinx/Latin American film festival founders José A. (Pepe) Vargas & Sharon Mújica
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NC Latin American Film Festival

2019 North Carolina Latin American Film Festival - Opening Night:
Conversation & Film Screening

(1) "Three Decades of Latin American Film Festivals in the U.S.A." - a conversation with José A. (Pepe) Vargas, director and founder of the Chicago Latino Film Festival and Sharon Mújica, founder of the North Carolina Latin American Film Festival. [Duration: 30-40 minutes]

(2) Film Screening: "The Cordillera of Dreams" ("La Cordillera de los sueños")
(Patricio Guzmán, 2019, 85 min, Chile/France, in Spanish w/ English subtitles, Color, DCP)

"In Chile, when the sun rises, it had to climb hills, walls and tops before reaching the last stone of the Cordillera. In my country, the Cordillera is everywhere. But for the Chilean citizens, it is an unknown territory. After going North for Nostalgia for the Light and South for The Pearl Button, I now feel ready to shoot this immense spine to explore its mysteries, powerful revelations of Chile's past and present history." -- Patricio Guzmán

"Acclaimed Chilean director Patricio Guzmán finishes his geographic trilogy about his home country with this ode to the Andes, a majestic crossing point for him and many others." -- Thom Powers, Toronto International Film Festival

-- Oeil D'Or winner, 2019 Cannes Film Festival

Co-sponsored by UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Contact: Hank Okazaki