Film - Feature | February 4 | 8:15 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Brahim Haggiag, Yacef Saadi , Tommaso Neri, Jean Martin,
The first European film to treat the explosive subject of colonialism and wars of liberation, The Battle of Algiers probably remains the most powerful. Pontecorvo's exciting reconstruction of the Algerian rebellion against the French centers on Ali La Pointe, the National Liberation Front leader who conducts the campaign of rebellion while dodging the relentless and merciless French Colonel Mathieu. A flashback format and newsreel "documentary" precisionthough it was, incredibly, entirely stagedgive a palpable sense of inevitability to the terrible violence, but also to its result.
- Amos Vogel
Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission