The Act of Killing will be released in UK cinemas on the 28th June 2013, and the film's director Joshua Oppenheimer will be taking the documentary on a tour of UK cinemas to take part in Q&A sessions following screenings. All of the showings on the Directors Tour will be the directors cut version of this not to be missed documentary.
The Act of Killing has been picking up awards at film festivals all over the globe, and has already garnered a 5 star review from The Guardian ahead of the UK release. Produced by documentary filmmaking legends Errol Morris and Werner Herzog, the film tells a mesmerising story in an extraordinarily creative way:
In the 1960’s Anwar Congo was a leader in Indonesia’s pro-regime paramilitary the Pancasila Youth who, along with his band of dedicated followers, was amongst those who participated in the murder and torture more than a million alleged Communists, ethnic Chinese and intellectuals. Proud of their deeds and completely unpunished, Anwar and his pals are delighted when the film’s director ask them to re-enact these murders for their documentary – in any genre they desire. Initially Anwar and his friends enthusiastically take up the challenge using hired actors, making elaborate sets and costumes and even using pyrotechnic, but eventually as the movie violence is played out and reconstructed, Anwar finally begins to feel unease and remorse.
Click on the links for a chance to ask your question to Joshua at one of the Q&A events in London, Brighton, Newcastle, York, Liverpool, Oxford or Cambridge, tickets are now on sale:
Friday 28 June London – Ritzy Cinema
Saturday 29 June London – ICA
Sunday 30 June London – Gate Cinema, Notting Hill
Sunday 30 June Brighton – Duke's At Komedia
Monday 01 July Newcastle – Tyneside Cinema
Tuesday 02 July York – City Screen Picturehouse
Wednesday 03 July Liverpool – Picturehouse At Fact
Thursday 04 July Oxford – Phoenix Picturehouse
Friday 05 July Cambridge – Cambridge Arts Picturehouse
Saturday 06 July London – Hackney Picturehouse
Sunday 07 July London – Phoenix Cinema