Friday Apr 18
The Act of Killing
Documentarian Joshua Oppenheimer asked Indonesian death squad executioners to reenact their 1965 mass murders of over one million ethnic Chinese "communists."
Watch 'The Act of Killing' and 'The Unknown Known' this weekend
It's a good weekend for documentaries: On Saturday at 2:30, at the Ron Robinson Theater, there will be a screening of Joshua Oppenheimer 's Oscar-nominated "The Act of Killing, " which the New Republic's Stanley Kauffmann, in his final film review , memorably described as a "a bath in a smiling madness."
The Japan Times
Flamboyant descent into the heart of darkness
He's been on the road promoting his film for about a year now, but that doesn't mean Joshua Oppenheimer is any less passionate about his Oscar-winning documentary, "The Act of Killing."
In These Times
Cambodia's Ghost Cinema
One of the takeaways of The Missing Picture is the inescapable void left by totalitarian destruction-if you destroy the materials of memory, eventually memory will die.