New Directors/New Films 2013

The Act of Killing

Showtimes

Film runs Sat, Mar 23 through Sun, Mar 24.

The Act of Killing
Joshua Opennheimer, 2012
Denmark | Indonesian with English subtitles | Format: DCP | 158/116 minutes

New York Premiere!

Director Joshua Oppenheimer and producer Anne Köhncke in person at all screenings!

Note: On March 23 we will screen the theatrical version of the film (116m). The March 24 screening will be the director's cut (158m).

The March 24 screening is currently standby only. A standby line will form at the box office one hour prior to showtime. Any available tickets will be released to the line on a first come, first serve basis.

Online sales for screenings at MoMA end three hours prior to showtime. Any remaining tickets will be available at the MoMA Film desk beginning 30 minutes before showtime.

What is one to make of the men who freely admit their involvement—and pleasure—in the mass killing of millions of Indonesians during that country’s bloody anti-Communist campaign in the 1960s? American filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing bypasses the usual documentary tropes of exposing injustice, instead provoking the viewer to consider the murderers’ sense of responsibility for their crimes. Teetering between sheer horror and grotesque comedy, this is a glimpse into the heart of darkness that’s rarely been achieved in cinema. Both the theatrical version and the longer, director’s cut of the film will be screened at ND/NF. Co-directed by Anonymous and Christine Cynn. A Drafthouse Films release. Travel support provided by the Danish Film Institute.

Series: New Directors/New Films 2013

Venue: FSLC/MoMA

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