The Act of Killing - Passport to World Cinema Series
Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 7:30 PM (EDT)
The Philadelphia Film Society and the University of the Arts are proud to present Passport to World Cinema, a handpicked selection of the year's strongest cinema from around the globe. Each of the monthly screenings will include a notable international film title from the recent film festival circuit and a post-screening talkback led by a local film connoisseur. The ongoing partnership, now in its second year, encourages cinematic discussion and film education among local students and audiences via contemporary masterpieces.
About the film
The Act of Killing is an internationally acclaimed and award winning documentary that challenges former Indonesian death squad leaders to reenact their real-like mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenerios and lavish musical numbers.
Director: Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn
Featuring: Haji Anif, Syamsul Arifin, Sakhyan Asmara, Anwar Congo, Justuf Kalla
Country/Year: Demark/Norway/UK/Sweden/Finland 2012
Run Time: 115 minutes
Official Selection of: Toronto International Film Festival 2012, Telluride Film Festical 2012, Berlin International Film Festival 2013
Film Discussion Led by María Teresa Rodríguez
María Teresa Rodríguez is an award-winning filmmaker and teaching artist whose work often centers on untold stories of Latinos in the Americas whose experiences reflect a larger socio-political reality. Her most recent film Niños de la Memoria/Children of Memory (with co-Producer Kathryn Smith Pyle) will be broadcast on the series Global Visions on the World Channel on June 30, 2013. Previous films includes Mirror Dance (with Frances McElroy), which was broadcast on PBS' Independent Lens, received a LASA Award of Merit and a Cine Golden Eagle Award; the documentary Becoming American for the California Newsreel/Vital Pictures series Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? (PBS, 2008), which received a 2009 duPont-Columbia and From Here to There/ De Aquí a Allá, which received a First Place Award for Short Documentary at the XVII International Film Festival of Uruguay. She is a 2012 Fulbright Scholar, a 2011 Sundance Documentary Fellow (Edit and Story Lab), and the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a Pew Fellowship in the Arts and a Leeway Transformation Award, which recognizes the work of women artists engaged in social change.
General Admission: $5.00
PFS Members: FREE
UArts Current Students & Faculty: FREE
When & Where
The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS)’s mission is to utilize film’s unique capacity to engage a broad cross-section of the community, while further providing access to powerful films from around the world in order to increase education and understanding. It does so by annually producing a top-tier film festival featuring the best of American and International cinema, programming the Roxy theater, thereby providing daily access to films and experiences from which the Philadelphia community can be further engaged and educated, as well as by offering unique and varied screenings and events throughout the year that furthers the awareness of film as an important form of artistic expression and instrument of cultural change.