The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Film Screening

 

Wednesday, February 18, 2009
6:00 p.m.
Suffolk University, Donahue 311 at 41 Temple Street, Third Floor


Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers is based on the Algerian struggle for independence from French colonial rule. In particular it follows one fighter, Ali La Pointe, of the National Liberation Front (FLN) who turns from being a criminal to leader of the FLN. The film won several awards, including the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1966.

The film will be introduced by MONIKA REASCH, an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at Suffolk University. She teaches both video production and film studies, including a course in World Cinema. She is a native of Germany and holds degrees from four different countries.

Reservations will be accepted starting February 4 at 617-720-7600.

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