My Imaginary Country
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Patricio Guzmán. 2022, 83 mins. DCP. In Spanish with English subtitles. One of the greatest documentary filmmakers the medium has ever known, the 80-year-old Guzmán has been creating works about the political past and hopeful future of his home country Chile for more than fifty years. Recalling the potency of such films of Guzmán’s as The Battle of Chile and Nostalgia for the Light, his latest, My Imaginary Country captures the revolution that exploded onto the streets of Santiago in 2019, in which activists, politicians, and citizens (overall, a million and a half people) demanded reform and regime change from a government stuck in a politically traumatized past. Guzmán connects the battles of the seventies to the struggles of today with vivid, clear-eyed urgency.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.