We’ve said much about this film already, so I’ll save the lengthy intro. Just know that you should see it, if you live in NYC, and have the time and money to do so.
It’s a rare treat to get the opportunity to see Gillo Pontecorvo’s masterpiece work, so take advantage. You have 1 week – until next week Thursday to do so.
I’ve actually never seen it on the big screen, so you can guarantee that I will see it, likely sometime this weekend.
The screening is in celebration of Algeria’s 50th year of independence from French rule, after a successful 8-year rebellion against the French – a period that’s realistically and rivetingly documented in The Battle Of Algiers.
For the rest of you not in NYC, as previously noted, you can pick up the Criterion Blu-ray release, which finally made it to retailers last August.