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Play Dates




September 12 – 16    Provo, UT    BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

September 14     New York, NY    SYNDICATED BAR & THEATER

September 21     Charlottesville, VA    ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA

September 26     Ashburn, VA    ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA

September 28     Denver, CO    ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA SLOANS LAKE

October 13     New York, NY    COLUMBIA UNIVERESITY MAISON FRANÇAISE

October 20     Brooklyn, NY    BAM

November 28     Lewisburg, PA    BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY

The Battle of Algiers Play Dates

About

Algeria/Italy, 1966
Director
: Gillo Pontecorvo
Producer: Saadi Yacef, Antonio Musu
Cast: Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef
Screenwriter: Franco Solinas, Gillo Pontecorvo
Based on an idea by Saadi Yacef
Cinematography: Marcello Gatti
Music: Ennio Morricone, Gillo Pontecorvo
Genre: Drama, War
Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Language: Arabic and French with English subtitles, English
Running Time: 123 minutes

Synopsis:
A history of the three-year Battle of Algiers, chronicling the escalating terrorism and violence between French military forces and the Algerian guerrilla movement.

Awards and Nominations:
Golden Lion, FIPRESCI Prize (Venice Film Festival, 1966)
Best Foreign Language Film nomination (Academy Awards, 1967)
Best Director nomination - Gillo Pontecorvo (Academy Awards, 1969)
Best Writing, Story & Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen nomination - Franco Solinas, Gillo Pontecorvo (Academy Awards, 1969)
UN Award (BAFTA, 1972)

Reviews and Quotes 2

"ASTONISHING! A political thriller of unmatched realism!"
- A.O. Scott, The New York Times

"A GREAT FILM...Everything about this film says it's real, it's happening now, it's important."
- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"PULSES WITH ENERGY! As urgent, intense, prescient as ever!"
- Ann Hornady, The Washington Post

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