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THE LOOK OF SILENCE tonight at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater

RRT Look SilenceTonight at 8pm at the CALS Ron Robinson Theatre, The Look of Silence will be shown.  The film is Joshua Oppenheimer’s powerful companion piece to the Oscar®-nominated The Act Of Killing.

Through Oppenheimer’s footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered, as well as the identities of the killers. The documentary focuses on the youngest son, an optometrist named Adi, who decides to break the suffocating spell of submission and terror by doing something unimaginable in a society where the murderers remain in power: he confronts the men who killed his brother and, while testing their eyesight, asks them to accept responsibility for their actions. This unprecedented film initiates and bears witness to the collapse of fifty years of silence.

The film is rated PG-13. Admission is $5.

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Author: Scott

A cultural thinker with a life long interest in the arts and humanities: theatre, music, architecture, photography, history, urban planning, etc.

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