SUN FEB 6, 2022 4:00 pm

THE OLIVE TREES OF JUSTICE

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | L.A. Premiere of New 4K Restoration!

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  • RELEASED IN: 1962
  • 81 MINUTES
  • DIRECTED BY: DIRECTED BY JAMES BLUE

ABOUT THE FILM

THE OLIVE TREES OF JUSTICE, 1962, Kino Lorber, 81 min, France, Dir: James Blue. The first and only narrative feature by American documentarian James Blue, THE OLIVE TREES OF JUSTICE holds the distinction of being the only French film to have been shot in Algeria during the Algerian War. Under the pretext that it was a documentary about the wine industry, the film depicts the Algerian struggle for independence from the French by concentrating on a young “pied-noir” (Frenchman of Algerian descent) who returns to Algiers to visit his dying father. His memories of boyhood on his father’s farm are told in flashbacks with a lush serenity that contrasts to the teeming, tank-filled streets of contemporary Algiers.  Giving the film a neorealist tone by shooting in a documentary style and enrolling a cast that consisted largely of non-professional actors, including author Jean Pelegri who wrote the autobiographical novel from which the film is based, Blue tells a powerful story of common people living and struggling in their daily lives, while providing a valuable testimony to the complexity of the Algerian situation in that time period.

FORMAT: 4K DCP

DISTRIBUTOR: Kino Lorber

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