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Battle of Chile: The Insurrection of the Bourgeoisie (Part 1)
Maysles Cinema
New York, NY
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Battle of Chile: The Insurrection of the Bourgeoisie (Part 1)
Introduced by Chilean artist and musician Christian Torres-Roje

The Insurrection of the Bourgeoisie (Part 1)
Dir. Patricio Guzman, 1975, 96 mins, Chile/France/Cuba
The Insurrection of the Bourgeoisie examines the escalation of rightist opposition following the left's unexpected victory in Congressional elections held in March, 1973. Finding that democracy would not stop Allende's socialist policies, the right-wing shifted its tactics from the polls to the streets. The film follows months of activity as a variety of increasingly violent tactics are used by the right to weaken the government and provoke a crisis.

Don't miss out on Part 2 and 3 of this exciting trilogy playing at Maysles Cinema September 10th through 12th:

"No new Hollywood film on conspiracies or murders can reach the level of suspense that these images create."
Judy Stone, San Francisco Chronicle, USA 1977

Three rare marathon screenings of the legendary documentary by Patricio Guzman, The Battle of Chile, will take place for September 11, the anniversary of the Chilean military coup. A landmark in documentary history, this remarkable film brings viewers into the Chilean political conflict. The film includes one of cinema's most famous shots: a cameraman who captures his own murder on film. Often discussed but little-seen, The Battle of Chile has been newly restored and released on DVD by Icarus Films. In this remarkable event, it will shown in complete marathon screenings.

Part of the monthly series "Documentaries in Bloom" curated by Livia Bloom.



Maysles Cinema
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
United States

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Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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