The Act of Killing
- Directed By: Joshua Oppenheimer
- 115 Minutes
- Thursday, March 6, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Director Joshua Oppenheimer is
In Indonesia, a country where killers are celebrated as heroes, the filmmakers challenge unrepentant death squad
leaders to dramatize their role in genocide. 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. The Act of Killing is a journey into the memories and imaginations of the perpetrators, offering
insight into the minds of mass killers. It is a nightmarish vision of a frighteningly
trite culture of impunity in which killers can joke about crimes against
humanity on television chat shows, and celebrate moral disaster with
the ease and grace of a soft shoe dance number. In Indonesian
and English language with English subtitles. (2K DCP presentation)
scheduled to be present.
For information on the Jorgensen Guest Lecture with Joshua Oppenheimer, visit here.
The screening is being presented and hosted by UB Films. Special thanks to Brandon Walsh, Greta Smith and Caroline Ellert.