Thursday July 20th @ 7:30pm|
The Battle of Algiers presented by Team Wildwood
Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo (1967); Screening at 7:30pm at Prytania Theaters at Canal Place, tickets only $7.50
Time & Location
Thursday July 20th @ 7:30pm
New Orleans, 333 Canal St 3rd Floor, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
About the Event
One of the most influential political films in history, The Battle of Algiers vividly re-creates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafés, and French soldiers resort to torture to break the will of the insurgents. Shot on the streets of Algiers with non -professional actors, elevated by one of Ennio Morricone’s most hearth-breaking and cathartic scores, the film is a case study in modern warfare with astonishing relevance today.