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The black and white image of a woman leaning against a wall, the city street with a vintage car can be seen beyond.

The Battle
(A Batalha da Rua Maria Antônia)

  •   Vera Egito
  •   Brazil

São Paulo, October 1968. The early years of Brazil’s military dictatorship. In the philosophy building of the public university, the students and professors of the Left Student Movement are organizing. Tensions are palpable as a large number of the Communist Hunting Command gathers outside the private university across the street. As danger looms ever nearer, those who had, up to now, chosen to stay politically neutral are confronted with the implications of their apathy. Friendships and relationships are formed and tested as the personal becomes embroiled in the political, until the simmering threat of violence boils over.

Inspired by true events and filmed in beautiful black-and-white 16mm in a series of 21 elegantly choreographed long takes depicting one intense night, The Battle is a volcanic portrait of the passion of youth in a pivotal moment in Brazilian history.

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Special Guests

Scheduled to attend: Director Vera Egito


New Directors Program Sponsor

Robert and Penelope Steiner Family Foundation

Event Information

Sunday, October 15, 2023

  •   84 minutes
1500 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL 60610 United States



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