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The Battle of Algiers

Wed, Jan 11 2017 7:30 pm - 9:35 pm


Bombs going off in public places, the use of torture to gain information, and a stark divide between an Arab population and their Eurocentric neighbors. I’m not talking about modern news headlines; this is The Battle of Algiers, the film which brought harsh realism to the Algerian War of the 1950s and early 60s. With a nationalist movement seeking full independence from France, Algeria becomes a full on war zone that soon shreds the social fabric of the North African colony, causing both sides to use increasingly extreme measures in pursuit of their goals. Shot on location not long after the formal war ended, the film feels like a first rate documentary of both then and now.

The Battle of Algiers
dir. Gillo Pontecorvo
123 min

Wednesday, 1/4, 7:30PM
Thursday, 1/5, 5:00PM
Friday, 1/6, 5:00PM
Saturday, 1/7, 12:30PM
Sunday, 1/8, 3:00PM
Wednesday, 1/11, 7:30PM
Friday, 1/13, 5:00PM


Wed, Jan 11 2017
7:30 pm - 9:35 pm
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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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