The Act of Killing


Film runs
Sat, Dec 21
Thu, Dec 26

The Act of Killing
Joshua Oppenheimer, 2013
Denmark/Norway/UK | Indonesian with English subtitles | 115 minutes

In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Errol Morris (The Fog Of War) and Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), the filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings in the style of the American movies they love. 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. Winner of Best Documentary at the 2013 Gotham Independent Awards and played the 2013 New Directors/New Films and Human Rights Watch Film Festival. A Drafthouse Films release.

Series: For Your Consideration: Documentary Oscar Hopefuls

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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