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Chiaroscuro Presents: Jauja

Chiaroscuro Film Series: Jauja
March 10th, 2019

03/10 | 2:00 PM
Cost: Free

A remote military outpost in Patagonia, 1882, during the so-called "Conquest of the Desert", a genocidal campaign against the aboriginal population of the region. Acts of savagery abound on all sides. Captain Gunnar Dinesen has come from Denmark with his fifteen year-old daughter to take an engineering job with the Argentine army. Being the only female in the area, Ingeborg creates quite a stir among the men. She falls in love with a young soldier, and one night they run away together. When he wakes up the Captain realizes what has happened and decides to venture into enemy territory to find the young couple. Jauja is the story of a man's desperate search for his daughter, a solitary quest that takes us to a place beyond time, where the past vanishes and the future has no meaning.

Directed By: Lisandro Alonso
Genre: Drama | Romance
Run Time: 108 Minutes
MPAA Rating: NR
Origin: Argentina | Denmark
Distributor: Cinema Guild

This program is free and open to the public and begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, March 10th in the UICA theater.

A panel discussion with a film scholar and history/cultural representative takes place after the film viewing, followed by a reception with complimentary food and beverages reflecting the regional cuisine of the film's origin.


Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should contact Megan Bylsma, Associate Director, at 616.454.7000 x11 or megan@uica.org at least 72 hours in advance.