Art & Protest Film Series: The Battle of Algiers

Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 7:00pm to 9:15pm
Humanities Quadrangle, L02
320 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
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The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966, 35mm, 121 mins)

Set during Algeria’s struggle for independence and scored by Ennio Morricone, Pontecorvo’s Golden Lion-winning masterpiece remains tragically relevant and visually astonishing. “Both a how-to manual for guerrilla terrorism and a cautionary tale about how to fight it” (Chris Nashawaty). In Arabic and French with English subtitles. 35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.

The “Art & Protest” film series is presented by the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Yale Film Archive in conjunction with the exhibition “Art, Protest, & the Archives” on view at the Beinecke through January 7, 2024.