The 3rd floor gallery of the California Museum of Photography is closed for the installation of Color Shift from August 12th through August 30th, reopening on August 31st.

Nostalgia For The Light

Directed by: Patricio Guzman

90 minutes | Unrated


Friday, July 8, 2011, 7pm - 9pm


Saturday, July 9, 2011, 7pm - 9pm

Director Patricio Guzman travels to the Atacama desert (regarded as the driest place on Earth) to explore the plateau which is now hub for astronomers, but was also a site which housed thousands of Augusto Pinochet's political prisoners. 

"The film's passionate insistence on remembrance lends it a moral as well as a metaphysical weight. Mr. Guzman's belief in eternal memory is an astounding leap of faith." - Stephen Holden, New York Times 

"A film of rare visual poetry that's simultaneously personal, political and philosophical, it's a genuine art film that's also unpretentious and easygoing." - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times 

Best Documentary, European Film Awards, 2010