Shuffle Film Festival: The Battle Of Algiers (La Battaglia Di Algeri)
The realities of revolution, captured on film
Shuffle Festival is an annual event which aims to build a more integrated community presence through art, comedy, music, food and film. Taking place in the Cantrell Field, tonight’s screening is the 1966 politically-charged film, The Battle Of Algiers. Long before twitter and the advent of clicktivism, cinema was the best way of sharing ideas, starting revolutions and changing people's hearts and minds. The best example of this is probably Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle Of Algiers. This extraordinary film offers a literal and traditional account of the fear and violence experienced by the people of Algiers as they fought for independence from the French government. This one is a true history lesson. "A classic of politically engaged filmmaking." – LA Weekly "The Battle of Algiers isn't just a political beast, but a cinematic one as well." – Slant Certificate: 15. Valid ID required. Runtime: 1 hour 57 minutes.
"An extraordinary experience."