Double Bill: The Act of Killing + The Look of Silence + Director Q&A - this Sunday!

This Sunday 19-July the Rio Cinema in partnership with Open City Doc Fest will present a double-bill screening of the BAFTA-winning 'The Act of Killing (Director's Cut)' and the recently-released, critically-acclaimed 'The Look of Silence'.

The screenings will be followed by a Q&A with Director Joshua Oppenheimer (via Skype) hosted by Open City Doc Fest's' Chloe Trayner. 

Tickets are £10 for both films (£8 concessions) and can be booked online -

The Act of Killing (Director's Cut) screens at 12:45pm - get tix here

The Look of Silence screens at 15:45 - get tix here

Joshua Oppenheimer will be available to take questions with the audience via Skype following the 2nd film.

A note on the Director's Cut by Werner Herzog:

"Director’s cuts quite often are simply too long, but with The Act of Killing the opposite occurs. It gains in depth, taking you into a vortex of fever dreams, pulling you deep inside the nightmares of the protagonists. You find yourself drawn irrevocably into the darkest souls, and time acquires a different role, as if you and the world had stopped breathing. The shorter version is trimmed down mostly to emphasize its political content, but Joshua Oppenheimer's film is much more than a political documentary. It is a masterpiece of film making, full of depth, surrealism, and stunning silences that will outlive the political message.'

2 days ago INDIEWIRE asks - "Is 'The Look of Silence' the Best Documentary of the Year?"

Recent acclaim for 'The Look of Silence' 

★★★★★ The Guardian

★★★★★ Sunday Times

★★★★★ The Times

★★★★★ Evening Standard

★★★★★ Irish Times

★★★★★ Scotsman

★★★★★ The Arts Desk

★★★★★ The List

★★★★★ Financial Times

★★★★★ Daily Express

★★★★★ Time Out

★★★★★ Irish Independent

★★★★★ Little White Lies

★★★★★ Empire

★★★★★ HeyUGuys

★★★★★ The Upcoming