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DocHouse Presents: THE ACT OF KILLING MASTERCLASS

Joshua Oppenheimer in conversation with Penny Woolcock
(Including a screening of the director’s cut)

Dirs. Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn & Anonymous
Denmark / Norway / UK - 2012 - 159 mins

See the director's cut of THE ACT OF KILLING and join Joshua Oppenheimer and Penny Woolcock for an in-depth masterclass on the motivations, revelations, method and meaning of this powerful, controversial and boundary-pushing film.


Disturbing, surreal and entirely engrossing, THE ACT OF KILLING has been making waves as much for its daring originality as for its chilling content. Joshua Oppenheimer dedicated a decade of his life to creating this beautiful, terrible vision, finding that in a society where glorified mass-murderers live amongst the families of their victims, he had to find a new kind of filmmaking to get to the heart of his subject matter.

By working with the perpetrators of the 1960s Indonesian genocide to re-enact their crimes in the glamorous, hyper-real style of Hollywood movies, Oppenheimer broke all the rules of documentary filmmaking, creating a genre-bending hybrid that is piercing on both a factual and emotional level.


The film is not about the history. It is not about the past. It's about how the past is alive in the present. – Joshua Oppenheimer

Presented in association with Picturehouse Docs, The Bertha Foundation and Tapol

For more info and tickets visit: bit.ly/AOKmasterclass

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  • Simon C.

    Stunning film. Had to leave, so missed the Q&A. Is there a transcription somewhere? Or was it recorded in any way?

    July 6, 2013

  • Ali P.

    Really sorry to miss this- hopefully make a meetup soon :)

    July 6, 2013

  • Simon C.

    This is my 1st one. Should I pre book tickets?

    July 2, 2013

  • Hamish

    The trailer has started haunting me already...time to get a ticket

    June 26, 2013

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