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    Review: 'The Look of Silence' is Joshua Oppenheimer's First-Rate Followup to 'The Act of Killing'

    Feeling the reverberations of the Indonesian genocide, a man confronts its perpetrators in this bold companion piece to "The Act of Killing."

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    Oppenheimer's 'Look of Silence' & Seidl's 'In the Basement' Shock Venice

    Two years ago, after the Berlinale premiere of Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Act of Killing,” the audience sat silently, shocked and benumbed by what they’d seen. Thursday night’s public screening of his new film, “The Look of Silence,” brought a completely different kind of reaction to a nearly full Sa...

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    Venice Review: 'The Act Of Killing' Director Joshua Oppenheimer’s ‘The Look of Silence’

    A stretch of placid water in rural Indonesia known as Snake River has borne witness to many unspeakable acts of killing. One such brutal butchering was of a young man called Ramli, caught on the wrong side of the country’s 1965 "communist purges" and messily executed, his remains thrown, along with ...

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    Watch: First Clip From Joshua Oppenheimer’s Venice-Premiering Doc ‘The Look of Silence’

    Here’s three things that you need to know about director Joshua Oppenheimer, an American filmmaker who’s based in Copenhagen, Denmark: 1.) He directed the widely beloved “The Act of Killing,” a documentary routinely found on many year-end best-of lists in 2013. 2.) Documentary luminaries like Werner...

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    Drafthouse and Participant Media Pick Up 'Act of Killing' Follow-Up 'Look of Silence' Before Venice Debut

    Ahead of its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, Austin-based Drafthouse Films and Participant Media are picking up U.S. rights to Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Look of Silence," the director's follow-up to Oscar-nominated "The Act of Killing," which Drafthouse also released. "The ...

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    Drafthouse and Participant Acquire Joshua Oppenheimer's 'Act of Killing' Sequel 'The Look of Silence'

    "The Look of Silence" examines the same incidents of Indonesian genocide, this time from the victims' perspective.

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    NYFF Doc Line Up Includes Films From Martin Scorsese, Frederick Wiseman, Albert Maysles & More

    The fall festival lineup keeps growing and growing. This morning TIFF beefed up their slate, and now the New York Film Festival is highlighting the titles in their documentary section. And they've got a lot of familiar faces.

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    Watch: Oscar Nominee Joshua Oppenheimer Discusses 'The Act Of Killing' In 50-Minute Talk

    While the field is a tight bunch of worthy contenders, it's arguable that few of the Best Documentary nominees this year boast the level of critical acclaim that has greeted "The Act Of Killing." The BAFTA for Best Documentary, and the Berlin Film Festival Panorama Audience Award are among a slew of...

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    Indiewire’s Film Critic Picks the Oscars: Why 'The Act of Killing' Is the Most Important Oscar Contender In This Year’s Race

    There are reasons to value each nominee for best documentary this year, but only one of them makes history.

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