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Rastreador de estatuas (The Monument Hunter)

In The Monument Hunter, Jorge, a Chilean filmmaker living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, watches a film and thinks he recognizes in it a statue of Portuguese neurosurgeon Egas Moniz he and his father may have seen years before in a plaza in his native Santiago. Obsessed with the possible connection, he goes off on a search that playfully jumps among the plazas, statues, sounds, and images associated with one another in Jorge’s mind. Combining essay film, travelogue, and film noirish voice-over narration, the film explores the nature of memory and the totemic images that form it.

New York: May 26 at NYU.