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The Act of Killing

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    Behind Joshua Oppenheimer's Genocide Documentary 'The Act of Killing' -- Where Are the Survivors?

    When New Directors/New Films opens Wednesday night at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan, it will mark another ambitious survey of fresh talent and movies, beginning with the D.C.-sniper inspired “Blue Caprice” (its catalog description begins: “The ability of innocence to embrace evil is a chilli...

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    14 Films We've Already Reviewed at SXSW 2013

    Indiewire is heading down to Austin today for the kickoff of 2013's SXSW Film Festival, which starts today and goes until Saturday, March 16th. While we've already chronicled ten films that we can't wait to see for the first time, the packed slate of exciting films also brings a ton of already estab...

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    Berlin Golden Bear Goes to 'Child's Pose,' David Gordon Green Gets Director

    As the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival wound up, the Golden Bear went to Calin Peter Netzer's Romanian drama "Child's Pose," about a wealthy mother trying to extricate her imprisoned son. The Silver Bear for best director went to American director David Gordon Green for "Prince Avalanche," ...

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    Berlin Review: Joshua Oppenheimer’s 'The Act Of Killing' Is A Constantly Astounding, Terrifying Masterpiece

    Holy fucking shit. All apologies for incoherence in the following review but having just emerged from Joshua Oppenheimer’s shattering documentary “The Act of Killing,” which screened here in Berlin this morning, I am still shaking. I may not be in the best state to write about it, in fact, but there...

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    'Act of Killing' Tops Winners at CPH:DOX

    Joshua Oppenheimer and Christine Cynn's "The Act of Killing" topped the winners of the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (CPH:DOX) this past weekend, taking the festival's DOX:AWARD prize. Other winners at the ceremony -- held at the Bremen Theater in downtown Cope...

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    Drafthouse Picks Up Harrowing Genocide Reenactment Doc 'The Act of Killing'

    Drafthouse Films has acquired US rights to Joshua Oppenheimer's breakout Danish doc "The Act of Killing." The film, described by Errol Morris as "a non-fiction film unlike anything else," is a series of portraits of Indonesian death squad leaders, challenged to reenact their real-life mass killings ...

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