The Battle of Chile



Photo Courtesy of Icarus Films

Saturday, 19 October 2013: The Battle of Chile

Saturday, 19 October 2013, 15:30

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Patricio Guzmán, Chile 1975, 262 mins

“Not only the best films about Allende and the coup d’état, but among the best documentary films ever made” Time Out

A seminal work on the erosion of democracy by the extreme right in Chile, made by the director of Nostalgia for the Light. A special screening with dinner to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the 1973 coup.

Tickets (including dinner): £17/£15 (concessions). Special rates for members: email us with your 2013-14 membership number for your discount code.

More information and online booking (credit card fee applies):

Further reading

  1. Slant
  2. Chicago Reader
  3. Patricio Guzmán’s website
  4. Interview with Patricio Guzmán
  5. Salvador Allende (Oxford Reference)
  6. Salvador Allende (Wikipedia)

One Response

  1. Patrick Crawford / 10-21-2013 / ·

    Thank you so much for the momentous, uplifting and mind-blowing afternoon and evening at the village hall on Saturday. I will not forget it for a long, long time. I was completely swept up in the infectious euphoria of the workers revolution – their enthusiasm, parades, speeches – absolutely spellbinding to watch, knowing the vicious outcome. The filming of the cameraman recording his own death was unbelievably poignant. I had watched a film of Animal Farm the other day and couldn’t help thinking of the parallels. It is such a strong and passionate narrative. I was really educated. Thank you also for the delicious Cuban black bean soup with salsa, the mouthwatering Argentinean stew and the to-die-for arroz con leche -I could still go back for more! Truly a night to remember.

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