The Battle of Chile (Parts I-III)
DIRECTOR: PATRICIO GUZMáN
One of the near universally acknowledged masterworks of politically engaged nonfiction, Guzmán’s three-part opus (The Insurrection of the Bourgeoisie, The Coup d'Etat, and The Power of the People) tells the entire story of the life and death of the democratically elected government of President Salvador Allende, from its formation to Allende’s death in a coup engineered by General Augusto Pinochet. Shot on the ground by Guzmán and collaborators over the course of nine months marked by optimism and heartbreak, assembled in exile, and praised by the Village Voice as “The major political film of our time,” it remains uncontested as a work of cinematic bearing witness. Screening in the filmmaker's preferred version.
Screening in the series Icarus Films at 40.
The film will screen with two intermissions.