See THE ACT OF KILLING Documentary Film

Please join us April 21-26, 2014, at the Nashville Film Institute in downtown Nashville for DEBORAH Presents… THE ACT OF KILLING, the award-winning, Oscar and Academy Award nominated film by Joshua Oppenheimer followed by an open-mic discussion facilitated by journalist Deborah Robinson. Dates & Times as follows:
April 21, 2014 – 11:00am
April 22, 2014 – 12:00pm
April 23, 2014 – 1:00pm
April 24, 2014 – 3:00pm
April 25, 2014 – 5:00pm
April 26, 2014 – 7:00pm
Nashville Film Institute
500 Lafayette Street
Building A
Nashville TN

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About THE ACT OF KILLING: When the government of Indonesia was overthrown by the military in 1965, Anwar Congo and his friends were promoted from small-time gangsters who sold movie theatre tickets on the black market to death squad leaders. They helped the army kill more than one million alleged communists, ethnic Chinese, and intellectuals in less than a year. In this chilling and inventive documentary, the filmmakers examine a country where Indonesian death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes. The filmmakers challenge the unrepentant death squad leaders to dramatize their role in the genocide by reenacting their real-life mass killings in the style of the American movies they love. The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit.

“I have not seen a film as powerful, surreal, and frightening in at least a decade… unprecedented in the history of cinema.” – Werner Herzog

THE ACT OF KILLING is rich with contemporary issues on history, politics, international relations, and war. The film offers the perfect backdrop for a seriously entertaining discussion on Indonesia now, US foreign policy, our human propensity for violence and evil and our humane need for truth, peace, and reconciliation.

Shaking audiences around the world, THE ACT OF KILLING is an unprecedented film and, according to The Los Angeles Times, “could well change how you view the documentary form.”

JOIN US. WATCH THE FILM AND ENGAGE IN THE CONVERSATION! We’ve made it easy to attend by offering 2 for 1 tickets for $20. If you haven’t yet been to the Nashville Film Institute, you're in for a treat. If you haven’t seen the, THE ACT OF KILLING, let’s see it together!

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