The Pearl Button
Directed by Patricio Guzmán
The Pearl Button
Produced by Renate Sachse
Directed by Patricio Guzmán
The ocean contains the history of all humanity. The sea holds the voices of the Earth and those that come from outer space. Water receives impetus from the stars and transmits it to living creatures. Water, the longest border in Chile, also holds the secret of a mysterious button that was discovered in its seabed. Chile, with its 2,670 miles of coastline, the largest archipelago in the world, presents a supernatural landscape. In it are volcanoes, mountains and glaciers. In it are the voices of the Patagonian indigenous people, of the first English sailors and also those of its political prisoners. Some say that water has memory. This film shows that it also has a voice.
"The Pearl Button is a vivid, essential portal to understanding not only the heritage of a nation, but also the art of nonfiction cinema." -Indiewire
"Mesmerizing." -The Playlist
- Winner Silver Bear for Best Script, 2015 Berlin Film Festival
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|Pickford Film Center||Bellingham||WA||1462766400May 9, 2016|
|Wexner Center for the Arts||Columbus||OH||1461297600April 22 - April 23, 2016|
|Art Theatre||Champaign||IL||1460433600April 12, 2016|
|Sonoma Film Institute||Rohnert Park||CA||14600880004/8 & 4/10|
|Reel Pizza Cinerama||Bar Harbor||ME||1457413200March 8 - March 10, 2016|
|Cleveland Cinematheque||Cleveland||OH||1456376400February 25 - February 26, 2016|
|Brattle Theatre||Cambridge||MA||1453266000January 20, 2016|
|Austin Film Society||Austin||TX||14525748001/12 & 1/18 ONLY|
|Landmark Shattuck Cinemas||Berkeley||CA||1449205200December 4 - December 17, 2015|
|Landmark Opera Plaza Cinema||San Francisco||CA||1449205200December 4 - December 10, 2015|
|The Screen||Santa Fe||NM||1448600400November 27, 2015 - January 14, 2016|
|Plaza De Oro Twin||Santa Barbara||CA||1448427600November 25, 2015|
|Minneapolis-St.Paul International Film Festival||Minneapolis||MN||144808200011/21, 11/23, 11/25|
|Landmark Nuart Theatre||Los Angeles||CA||1447995600November 20 - November 26, 2015|
|Landmark West End Cinema||Washington||DC||1447995600November 20 - November 26, 2015|
|Lake Worth Playhouse||Lake Worth||FL||1447995600November 20 - November 26, 2015|
|Gene Siskel Film Center||Chicago||IL||1447390800November 13 - November 19, 2015|
|Landmark Kendall Square Cinema||Boston||MA||1447390800November 13 - November 19, 2015|
|IFC Center||New York||NY||1445572800October 23 - November 19, 2015|
|Lincoln Plaza Cinema||New York||NY||1445572800October 23 - November 5, 2015|
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