GET REEL Film Series: The Battle of Algiers

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


GET REEL Film Series: The Battle of Algiers

In 2013, AJ Edwards wrote and directed his first feature, The Better Angels, starring Diane Kruger, Jason Clarke, Brit Marling, and Wes Bentley. Edwards’s second feature as writer and director, Friday’s Child, set in Texas premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival in 2018. This fall Edwards curates four films rooted in political turmoil or revolution.

The Battle of Algiers: Shot on location in North Africa, this film reconstructs the war of independence between Algerian revolutionaries and the French government between 1954 and 1957. Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo and starring Jean Martin and Saadi Yacef, the film is celebrated for its newsreel style which depicts urban guerrilla warfare. The Battle of Algiers won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1966.

Italy. 1966. English. 120 min. B/W. NR. Rialto Pictures

General admission is free at this time courtesy of H-E-B.