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Free screening of classic film: "Z" about assassination and coup in 1960s Greece

When: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Somerville Theater • Davis Square • microcinema • Somerville
The Boston DSA Arts/Music Caucus is excited to announce our third bi-monthly free film screening.

This time we'll be watching Costa-Gavras' famed fictionalized account of the 1963 murder of Greek politician Grigoris Lambrakis and later 1967 Greek Military Coup. 'Z' (1969) is a fast-paced political thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat. When a well-known anti-nuclear politician is murdered by right-wing thugs in the pay of the military, a series of events is set in motion that ends in a military coup.

Both Costa-Gavras and the film's composer, Mikis Theodorakis, are committed communist activists. Theodorakis was himself affected by the events that inspired the film, having been forced into exile by the Greek military government in 1967 because of his work as an organizer for the Greek Communist Party (KKE).

The screening will be preceded by a short talk with Professor Kevin Young (UMass Amherst) on the recent coup in Bolivia.

7:30pm Thursday, February 20th @ the Somerville Theatre Microcinema. Ask the ticket taker for the Boston DSA Movie Night.

Bring your friends and comrades!

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