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The Pearl Button

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The Pearl Button

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.

This film is screening with Three Red Sweaters

A short essay documentary about how our memories are changing now that we can document every moment of our lives using new technology.

Dir. Martha Gregory. 10 min. NR. US. English

Tickets: $9 (members), $14 (nonmembers)


Q&A Three Red Sweaters filmmaker Martha Gregory
Q&A Three Red Sweaters filmmaker Martha Gregory
Wednesday, Jun. 27 2018, 7:00
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Martha Gregory is a filmmaker, director and editor. After living and working in Brooklyn for 6 years she now teaches film at Kenyon College in Gambier, OH. She also splits her time between New York, San Francisco and Portland, OR. She received her MFA in Film from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2016. She edited and co-directed a short documentary called Facing the Surge which toured the country with Citizens Climate Lobby and played at festivals on the east coast. Her most recent short doc, Three Red Sweaters won Best Documentary at Aspen Shortsfest and went on to become a Vimeo staff pick and Short of the Week.

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