OSCAR AND ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED FILM, THE ACT OF KILLING,
TO SHOW AT RON ROBINSON THEATER
emmc, LLC, a Las Vegas based entertainment media management company, today announces the showing of Joshua Oppenheimer’s Oscar and Academy Award nominated film, THE ACT OF KILLING, Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 11:30am at the Ron Robinson Theater, 1 Count Pulaski Way in Little Rock. The film is the first of a monthly DEBORAH Presents… series of events as journalist, author, television personality and Little Rock native Deborah Robinson presents films, concerts, conferences, authors, speakers, artists, celebrities, entertainers, politicians and newsmakers in Seriously Entertaining live stage and theater events combined with interviews and discussions.
About THE ACT OF KILLING:
“I have not seen a film as powerful, surreal, and frightening in at least a decade… unprecedented in the history of cinema.” – Werner Herzog
When the government of Indonesia was overthrown by the military in 1965, Anwar Congo and his friends were promoted from small-time gangsters who sold movie theatre tickets on the black market to death squad leaders. They helped the army kill more than one million alleged communists, ethnic Chinese, and intellectuals in less than a year. In this chilling and inventive documentary, the filmmakers examine a country where Indonesian death-squad leaders are celebrated as heroes. The filmmakers challenged the unrepentant death squad leaders to dramatize their role in the genocide by reenacting their real-life mass-killings in the style of the American movies they love. The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass-murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit.
“If we are to transform Indonesia into the democracy it claims to be, citizens must recognize the terror and repression on which our contemporary history has been built. No film, or any other work of art for that matter, has done this more effectively than The Act of Killing. [It] is essential viewing for us all.” ‐ National Human Rights Commission of Indonesia
Rich with contemporary issues of history, politics, international relations, and war, THE ACT OF KILLING offers the perfect backdrop for a serious discussion after the film on Indonesia now, US foreign policy, our human propensity for violence and our humane need for truth, peace and reconciliation.
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