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The Battle of Algiers
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DURHAM
THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS
DUKE CAMPUS—No classic film has been brought forth to testify to the present the way Gillo Pontecorvo's imperishable drama of anti-colonialist warfare in Algeria has. The free screening takes place in Griffith Auditorium at 7 p.m., which will be followed by refreshments and a panel with Peter Euben and Melanie Mitchell of the Kenan Institute for Ethics on torture, counterinsurgency and other sugarplums of Dick Cheney's dreams. Visit fvd.aas.duke.edu/screensociety/schedule.php for more info. If you miss this screening, don't fret: the Full Frame doc fest will present a remastered print on Friday, April 13 at the Carolina Theatre at 6 p.m., in a screening introduced by Mira Nair (The Namesake). —David Fellerath

CHAPEL HILL
THE ILLUSION
UNC CAMPUS—Join Playmakers Repertory Company for Pierre Corneille's The Illusion, adapted by Tony Kushner, a tale of a prideful man who believes he is dying and seeks to be reunited with his estranged son. Tonight's showing is at 8 p.m. in the Center for Dramatic Art. Tickets are $24. For more info, call 962-7529 or visit www.playmakersrep.org. —Iesha Brown

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