The Battle of Algiers - Rialto Series! @ Aero Theatre, Santa Monica [11 January]

The Battle of Algiers - Rialto Series!

19:30 - 22:30

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Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, California 90403
This film was commissioned by the Algerian government to shows the Algerian revolution from both sides — the French foreign legion has left Vietnam in defeat and has something to prove; the Algerians are seeking independence. A look at war as a nasty thing that harms and sullies everyone who participates in it.

1966, Rialto Pictures, 121 min, Algeria/Italy, Dir: Gillo Pontecorvo
The Algerian struggle for independence is presented in a compelling, ultra-realistic style by director Gillo Pontecorvo in this landmark docudrama. Refusing to make villains of either the colonialist French or the bomb-throwing rebels, Pontecorvo weaves a morally complex, dramatically riveting tapestry that presents a balanced yet passionate view of revolution.

In French, Arabic and English with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP
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