ARTS Pick: The Battle of Chile

Random Row Books screens Patricio Guzman's Battle of Chile on September 11. Random Row Books screens Patricio Guzman’s Battle of Chile on September 11.

Half a decade of global cold war left us with no lack of dramatic subjects for documentaries. To wit, on September 11, 1973, a U.S.-backed counter-revolution and coup in Chile resulted in the assassination of the democratically elected president Salvador Allende. Chilean director Patricio Guzman chronicles the political tensions and outright violence of the events leading up to and surrounding the watershed moment in South American politics in his three-part documentary, The Battle of Chile. Random Row will screen all three parts successively, the second of which deals specifically with the assassination itself.

Tuesday 9/11. Free, 5pm. Random Row Books, 315 W. Main St. 295-2493.