THE LOOK OF SILENCE
Screening followed by Q&A with Director Joshua Oppenheimer (Act of Killing)
Q&A Moderated by Zachary Pincus-Roth, pop-culture editor, The Washington Post
Tuesday, Nov. 17th @ 7:00 pm
Tickets: $8 General Admission / $6 Members / FREE for Students & Seniors
Vidiots Foundation presents a special screening of the powerful, award-wining documentary, “The Look of Silence,” directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, produced by Werner Herzog, Errol Morris & Andre Singer.
“One of the best films of the year…a genuine piece of art.” – The Huffington Post
THE LOOK OF SILENCE is Joshua Oppenheimer’s powerful companion piece to the Oscar-nominated THE ACT OF KILLING. Through Oppenheimer’s footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered, as well as the identities of the killers. The documentary focuses on the youngest son, an optometrist named Adi, who decides to break the suffocating spell of submission and terror by doing the unimaginable in a society where the murderers remain in power: he confronts the men who killed his brother and, while testing their eyesight, asks them to accept responsibility for their actions. This unprecedented film initiates and bears witness to the collapse of fifty years of silence.
“One of the greatest and most powerful documentaries ever made.” – Errol Morris, filmmaker
“Stunning…a high-wire achievement…with crushing emotional impact.” – Variety
“Riveting, disturbing and eye-opening..a wholly conceived, self-contained work with emotional and oral firepower all its own.” – Los Angeles Times
“Moving, sublime, and astonishing…the most important documentary project of the 21st Century.” – Twitch
Learn more at the film’s official site: http://thelookofsilence.com/