The Look of Silence

The Look of Silence

Showtimes

Film runs Fri, Sep 26 through Sun, Oct 12.

Tue, Sep 30

6:00pm Standby Only
Alice Tully Hall

Wed, Oct 1

9:00pm Standby Only
Francesca Beale Theater

The Look of Silence
Joshua Oppenheimer, 2014
Denmark/Indonesia/Norway/Finland/UK | Indonesian and Javanese with English subtitles | 99 minutes

Q&A with director Joshua Oppenheimer

In his 2012 documentary The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer stunned audiences with his bold approach to unmasking the perpetrators of the mid-1960s genocide in Indonesia. While that film exposed the killers themselves, its companion piece The Look of Silence revisits the scenes of their crimes and follows one family among the hundreds of thousands in a quest for understanding as they attempt to confront the remaining murderers—a dangerous endeavor, because the killers are still in power and there hasn’t been any official reconciliation process. But this is no simple confrontational documentary told from a survivor’s point of view. In Oppenheimer’s quietly concentrated second look at the generations affected, a young man, concerned about raising his own children in a society cowed into silence, tracks down his brother’s killers and tries to force them to see the past with fresh eyes.

Travel support provided by Danish Film Institute

Series: NYFF52 Spotlight on Documentary

Venue: Alice Tully Hall, Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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