Human Rights Watch Film Festival - The Act of Killing

Hi everyone,

This film is being screened as part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Come along and watch it with the group!

For info and the trailer: http://ff.hrw.org/film/act-killing?city=4

"A true cinematic experiment, The Act of Killing explores a chapter of Indonesia's history in a way bound to stir debate—by enlisting a group of former killers, including Indonesian paramilitary leader Anwar Congo, to re-enact their lives in the style of the films they love. When the government of President Sukarno was overthrown by the military in 1965, Anwar and his cohorts joined in the mass murder of more than one million alleged communists, ethnic Chinese, and intellectuals. Now, Anwar and his team perform detailed re-enactments of their crimes with pride, holding numerous discussions about sets, costumes, and pyrotechnics. Their fixation on style rather than substance—despite the ghastly nature of the scenes—makes them mesmerising to watch. But as movie violence and real-life violence begin to overlap, Anwar's pride gradually gives way to regret. And we see a man overwhelmed by the horrific acts he has chosen to share with the world. Official Selection 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and Winner 2013 Berlin Film Festival Panorama Audience Award – documentary film"

Buy tickets here: http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Ritzy_Picturehouse/film/Hrwff_The_Act_Of_Killing_Exclusive_Preview_Filmmaker_Q_A

How to find us:

I'll be waiting outside the screening room at least 20 minutes before the start time and will head in probably about 10 minutes before. I'll be wearing a meetup badge and will have my phone on me [masked]). Join me there before the screening and/or afterwards so we can all head for a drink.

See you there!

Kez

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  • Ali P.

    Can't make it after all which is a real shame- looking forward to hopefully reconnecting with the group soon!

    March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, Kez. This looks to be an interesting showing and I would be with you at The Ritzy, on Monday, but I'm booked to see Ken Loach's "The Spirit of '45", + Q&A with the man himself, afterwards at the Phoenix.

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Yelena K.

    Hi everyone,
    I had a meeting coming up so I can no longer attend this event. I hope to see you all very soon!

    March 17, 2013

  • Khan

    Hi

    March 16, 2013

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