Expected to Attend: Joshua Oppenheimer

In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Errol Morris and Werner Herzog, the filmmakers examine the Indonesian death squads that murdered hundreds of thousands in the 1960s and are today celebrated as heroes. The film team challenges the killers to reenact their crimes in the style of the American movies they love. The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream that “could well change how you view the documentary form” (Los Angeles Times). Courtesy of Drafthouse Films.

DOC NYC will admit AMPAS members and a guest to any film screening in the festival’s “Short List” section, space permitting. AMPAS members will need to present their membership card at the box office to claim a ticket.

NOTE: This screening is SOLD-OUT. Based on last-minute availability, a limited number of tickets may be released 15 minutes before showtime on a first come, first served basis to patrons in the RUSH LINE.


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Producer: Signe Byrge
Cinematographer: Carlos Arango De Montis & Lars Skree
Editor: Nils Pagh Andersen & Janus Billeskov Jansen
Music: Karsten Fundal
Running Time: 115 min.
Language: Indonesian
Country: Denmark