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    The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer in Person)

    Presented by at Harvard Film Archive

    October 5, 2013


    The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer in Person)

    A failed coup in Indonesia was blamed on the country’s Communist party and led to military rule in 1965, as well as organized death squads that targeted the country’s leftists. Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer profiles two of the leaders of a Sumatran death squad who boast of their crimes and are eager to re-enact them for the camera. This screening will feature the “director’s cut” of The Act of Killing, more than half an hour longer than the version released theatrically, which represents, in Oppenheimer’s words, “the film in its most terrifying, dreamlike, and intimate form.”

    Harvard Film Archive

    Harvard Film Archive Cinematheque
    24 Quincy Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138

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    $12 - Special Event Ticket Price for all patrons

    Phone: 617-496-3211

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