The Battle of Algiers

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The Battle of Algiers

  • 1966
  • Directed By: Gillo Pontecorvo
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Drama, War
  • 121 Minutes
  1. Monday, November 2, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Image from the film The Battle of Algiers
Considered among the most influential political films of all time, Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers, focuses on a specific and pivotal year in the Algerian struggle for independence from France in the 1950s. With violence escalating on both side of the conflict, children pick up guns, women bomb cafés, and soldiers resort to torturing insurgents. The film, shot in documentary style on the actual streets of Algiers, takes a searing and honest look at modern warfare. Although nearly 50 years old, The Battle of Algiers is a film that still has striking relevance in today’s world. In French, Arabic, and English with English subtitles. (35mm Presentation)