The Act of Killing

Act of Killing

A film by Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn
Starring Haji Anif, Syamsul Arifin, Sakhyan Asmara

Nominated for Best Documentary – Feature Length

In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Errol Morris and Werner Herzog, 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.

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.”

I have not seen a film as powerful, surreal, and frightening in at least a decade … it is unprecedented in the history of cinema. —Werner Herzog

Never before has anyone made a documentary like The Act of Killing … essential and enraging, it is a film that begs to be seen. Variety

 

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Technical Information

Production Year
2012
Countries of Production
Denmark, Norway, United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland
Languages
English, Indonesian
Running Time
115 mins

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014
5:30pm
Monday, Feb 17, 2014
7:15pm
Sunday, Sep 22, 2013
11:30am
Saturday, Sep 21, 2013
11:30am
Thursday, Sep 19, 2013
9:30pm
Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013
9:30pm
Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013
9:30pm
Monday, Sep 16, 2013
9:30pm
Sunday, Sep 15, 2013
9:30pm · 11:30am
Saturday, Sep 14, 2013
9:30pm · 11:30am
Friday, Sep 13, 2013
9:30pm
Sunday, Sep 8, 2013
11:30am
Saturday, Sep 7, 2013
11:30am
Sunday, Sep 1, 2013
11:30am
Saturday, Aug 31, 2013
11:30am
Thursday, Aug 29, 2013
9:40pm · 7:10pm · 4:30pm
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013
9:40pm · 7:10pm · 4:30pm
Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013
9:40pm · 7:10pm · 4:30pm
Monday, Aug 26, 2013
9:40pm · 7:10pm · 4:30pm
Sunday, Aug 25, 2013
9:40pm · 7:10pm · 4:30pm · 2:00pm
Saturday, Aug 24, 2013
9:40pm · 7:10pm · 4:30pm · 2:00pm
Friday, Aug 23, 2013
9:40pm · 7:10pm · 4:30pm · 2:00pm
Thursday, Aug 22, 2013
9:40pm · 7:20pm · 5:00pm
Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013
7:20pm · 5:00pm
Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013
9:40pm · 7:20pm · 5:00pm
Monday, Aug 19, 2013
9:40pm · 7:20pm · 5:00pm
Sunday, Aug 18, 2013
9:40pm · 7:20pm · 5:00pm · 2:00pm
Saturday, Aug 17, 2013
9:40pm · 7:20pm · 5:00pm · 2:00pm
Friday, Aug 16, 2013
9:40pm · 7:20pm · 5:00pm · 2:00pm

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