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    Joshua Oppenheimer Scores MacArthur Grant

    Director Joshua Oppenheimer is shaping up to be the world's next great documentary auteur, and he's now a MacArthur Fellow.

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    Joshua Oppenheimer, Alison Bechdel Named Among 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellows

    The MacArthur Foundation does not accept applications for its Fellowship Program. A committee hand-picks the recipients each year.

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    The Best Documentaries at Toronto So Far

    The 2014 TIFF documentaries, for all their socially progressive virtues and occasionally virtuosic flourishes, echoed other movies—unavoidably, in some instances. There are only so many ways you can go with a certain topic; and if you’re selling ideas, style often gets in the way.

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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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