WCU to screen ‘The Battle of Algiers’ on Feb. 25

Western Carolina University will host a screening of the 1966 film “The Battle of Algiers” on Tuesday, Feb. 25, as part of a film series connected to the university’s 2013-14 interdisciplinary campuswide learning theme “1960s: Take It All In.”

The movie, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center. The film centers on the efforts of the people of Algeria in north Africa to gain independence from France in the 1950s and the violence and urban guerilla warfare that ensued.

Coming up in the series will be a screening of “Blow-Up,” a 1966 film about  a photographer who believes he may have taken photographs of a murder, on Thursday, March 20, and “The Black Power Mix Tape 1967-1975,” which documents the Black Power Movement, on Thursday, April 10. Both screenings are free and open to the public and begin at 7:30 p.m. in the University Center theater.

For more information, contact the Film and Television Production Program at 828-227-2324.