The Look of Silence

When:
September 2, 2015 all-day
2015-09-02T00:00:00-04:00
2015-09-03T00:00:00-04:00
The Look of Silence

August 21 to September 3

Show Times

Fri (8/28) 8:45PM
Sat (8/29) 4:45PM
Sun (8/30) 4:45PM
Tue (9/1) 6:00PM
Wed (9/2) 8:45PM
Thu (9/3) 6:00PM

  • Winner Venice Film Festival 2014 (Grand Jury Prize, Fedora Fipresci, Human Rights Nights & Mouse D’Oro)
  • Official Selection at Telluride 2014, Toronto Film Festival 2014 & New York Film Festival 2014

“An altogether stunning companion piece that shifts its emphasis from the perpetrators of the atrocity to their victims, all the while maintaining its predecessor’s ornate moral complexities, keen sociological shading and occasional, devastating jabs of humor.” –Variety

“The unapologetic directness of the filmmaking leaves you horrified, moved, angry and repelled all at once.” –The Hollywood Reporter

The Look of Silence is Joshua Oppenheimer’s powerful companion piece to the Oscar®-nominated The Act of Killing. Through Oppenheimer’s footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered, as well as the identities of the killers. The documentary focuses on the youngest son, an optometrist named Adi, who decides to break the suffocating spell of submission and terror by doing something unimaginable in a societywhere the murderers remain in power: he confronts the men who killed his brother and, while testing their eyesight, asks them to accept responsibility for their actions. This unprecedented film initiates and bears witness to the collapse of fifty years of silence. (C) Drafthouse

1 hr. 43 min. | PG-13 | Documentary

Directed by: Joshua Oppenheimer

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