Tuesday, February 11th, 7:00pm
Thursday, February 13th, 7:30pm
Albert Maysles and Oscar Buzz Present: The Act of Killing
(Oscar winning documentaries, nominees, and shortlisted films.)
The Act of Killing
Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer,Co-Directed by Anonymous & Christine Cynn,
2013, 120 min.
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. 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."
Q&A with director Joshua Oppenheimer to follow the 7:00pm screening on Tuesday, February 11th.2014 Academy Award® Nominee – Best Documentary Feature
"A masterpiece…& a major achievement.” – The Village VoiceTrailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD5oMxbMcHM