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Thursday, May 28, 2009
3:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

Adams / Double Feature
"Walls of Algiers: Reconsidering the Colonial Archive" examines questions raised by the Getty Research Institute's exhibition Walls of Algiers: Narratives of the City. Situating the exhibition in a theoretical and historical context, this colloquium considers the nature of the exhibition documents and addresses broader issues in colonial and post-colonial dilemmas. Walls of Algiers: Narratives of the City, curated by Frances Terpak and Zeynep Çelik, is on display in the Exhibition Gallery of the Getty Research Institute (GRI) from May 19–October 18, 2009.

3:00–5:00 p.m.
Museum Lecture Hall

Featuring Jean-Louis Cohen, New York University; Nabila Oulebsir, University of Poitiers; Julia Clancy-Smith, University of Arizona; and Mary Roberts, University of Sydney

Moderated by Zeynep Çelik, New Jersey Institute of Technology

5:00–6:15 p.m.
GRI Lecture Hall and Exhibition Gallery

6:30–8:00 p.m.
Museum Lecture Hall

Introduction by Frances Terpak, Getty Research Institute

Comic Books, Cartoons, and Satire in Algerian Culture
Nadjib Berber, graphic artist

The Provocative Place of Algiers in Contemporary Art
Dennis Adams, Cooper Union School of Art

The Battle of Algiers (1965)

Film Poster / The Battle of Algiers
Sunday, May 31, 2009,
7:30 p.m.

Max Palevsky Theatre
at the Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403

In conjunction with the exhibition Walls of Algiers: Narratives of the City at the Getty Research Institute (May 19-October 18, 2009), The American Cinematheque, in collaboration with the Getty Research Institute, presents this landmark docudrama about the Algerian struggle for independence in a compelling, ultra-realistic style by director Gillo Pontecorvo. Refusing to make villains of either the colonialist French or the bomb-throwing rebels, Pontecorvo weaves a morally complex, dramatically riveting tapestry that presents a balanced yet passionate view of revolution.

Frances Terpak, Senior Collections Curator, Getty Research Institute, will introduce the screening.