Documentary Film: The Act of Killing
10/10/2013, 7:00 PM to 9:05 PM
$8/$6 Brooks members & students with valid i.d./Free with VIP Film Pass map
Raw, terrifying, and painfully difficult to watch, this haunting testament to the edifying, confrontational power of documentary cinema chronicles the gruesome history of Indonesian mass murderer Anwar Congo and his friends, death squad leaders who helped the army kill more than one million alleged communists, ethnic Chinese, and intellectuals in less than a year.
The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass-murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit. Shaking audiences at the 2012 Toronto and Telluride Film Festivals and winning an Audience Award at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival, The Act of Killing is an unprecedented film that, according to the Los Angeles Times, “could well change how you view the documentary form.”
Director: Joshua Oppenheimer | Denmark-U.K.-Norway | 2012 | 122 minutes
Indonesian with English subtitles
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