Philadelphia Film Society hosts two films on Indonesian genocide
On Sunday, June 7, the Philadelphia Film Society will be screening Joshua Oppenheimer's 2012 film The Act of Killing, at noon at the PFS Roxy Theater. In the Academy Award nominated documentary, Oppenheimer forces former Indonesian death squad leaders to confront their crimes by filming reenactments in a cinematic style of their choosing.
The screening will be followed, at 3:30 p.m., by Oppenheimer's follow-up film, The Look of Silence — which takes another look at the Indonesian genocide, this time from the perspective of a survivor as he confronts the squad leader who killed his brother. It will be the Philadelphia premiere of the film that has been called "one of the greatest and most powerful documentaries ever made."
In addition, a Q & A with the director will be held via Skype after the screening of The Look of Silence.