The Battle of Chile: Part 2

Monday, October 19 - Thursday, October 22, 2015

Digital projection

THE BATTLE OF CHILE (Part 2): The Coup d’Etat (88 minutes) opens with the attempted military coup of June, 1973 which is put down by troops loyal to the government. It serves as a useful dry run, however, for the final showdown, that everyone now realizes is coming. The film shows a left divided over strategy, while the right methodically lays the groundwork for the military seizure of power. The film’s dramatic concluding sequence documents the coup d’etat, including Allende’s last radio messages to the people of Chile, footage of the military assault on the presidential palace, and that evening’s televised presentation of the new military junta.

THE BATTLE OF CHILE is shown in three parts. Individual tickets are available for each part, or a ticket for the complete epic is available for showings of the full cycle on Mon Oct 19 at 12:00pm & 6:45pm, and Tue Oct 20  & Thu Oct 22 at 12:00pm for $30 general public/$20 IFC Center members.

“Great films rarely arrive as unheralded as The Battle of Chile.” – Pauline Kael, The New Yorker

“A landmark in the presentation of living history on film.” – Judy Stone, San Francisco Chronicle

Part of Obstinate Memories: The Films of Patricio Guzmán

  • Country Venezuela/France/Cuba
  • Language In Spanish with English subtitles
  • Year 1976
  • Running Time 88 minutes
  • Director Patricio Guzmán