Archeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi
Quique Cruz and Marilyn Mulford
BC FREE admission with $5 VLACC membership
The film 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