The Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre presents:
Archeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi
Directed by: Quique Cruz and Marilyn Mulford
Discussion facilitator: Chilean-Canadian writer, educator and journalist Carmen Rodríguez.
Followed by a reception.
Saturday July 29, 2017, 7:30pm
The Cultch (1895 Venables St, Vancouver)
FREE admission with $5 VLACC membership
Join us for the first instalment of our Cineclub series. Cineclubs – cinephiles meeting to watch a movie together and then discuss it — have a long and strong tradition in Latin America. Now, you can become a cineclub participant right here in Vancouver! Between July 29 and November 2017 we will be offering monthly screenings of outstanding films with Latin American content. A connoisseur of the subject matter will introduce each film and then facilitate a discussion.
Archeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi is a powerful, intense and imaginative musical journey. The film follows Bay Area Chilean exile musician Quique Cruz, from the Bay Area to Chile and back, as he creates his master work, a multimedia art piece to heal his wounds inflicted by state sponsored torture of the Pinochet regime.
“A moving account of an artist who survived Villa Grimaldi, the worst torture center of Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile. The mood is nostalgic, without a trace of self-pity, and leaves a memorable impression in the heart of the viewer.” – Isabel Allende
“Impressive and powerful. The film successfully fuses the emotional and informational aspects of its narrative in a way rarely seen in historical documentaries. Highly recommended!” – Mario Barrera, Prof. of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley