Chile Lindo

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and
The San Francisco Film Society
Crystal Fairy 
plus Director's Talk with  
Sebastián Silva 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 
6:30 pm l Room 2040, Valley Life Sciences Bldg 
University of California, Berkeley 


Chilean film director Sebastián Silva is coming to UC Berkeley to show and discuss his film "Crystal Fairy," on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 pm, at the Valley Life Sciences Building, on campus. 

Hope to see you there!



FROM: 2013 Sundance Film Festival  


Director: Sebastian Silva
Screenwriter: Sebastian Silva

Institute History


Jamie is a boorish, insensitive American twentysomething traveling in Chile, who somehow manages to create chaos at every turn. He and his friends are planning on taking a road trip north to experience a legendary shamanistic hallucinogen called the San Pedro cactus. In a fit of drunkenness at a wild party, Jamie invites an eccentric woman-a radical spirit named Crystal Fairy-to come along. What is meant to be a devil-may-care journey becomes a battle of wills as Jamie finds himself locking horns with his new traveling companion. But on a remote, pristine beach at the edge of the desert, the magic brew is finally imbibed, and the true adventure begins. Preconceived notions and judgments fall away, and the ragtag group breaks through to an authentic moment of truth.

With his signature flair, maverick writer/director Sebastián Silva returns (The Maid won the dramatic Jury Prize in 2009) to unearth the deadpan comedy that results from the archrivalry between his ego-clashing characters. Culminating in a profound audience experience, Crystal Fairy is about the gifts we can receive when we stop reaching for them.


- K. Y.

Screening Details 2013 Sundance Film Festival Sundance Film Festival Awards

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