Director: Joshua Oppenheimer
Date: Tuesday 03 February
Location: Queen’s Film Theatre, 20 University Square, Belfast
Price: £6 (£5 concession)
CONVERSATIONS ABOUT CINEMA: IMPACT OF CONFLICT
Queen’s Film Theatre introduce a new strand of film screenings, events and conversations exploring the repercussions of conflict and the multiple ways these have been represented in and through film. Taking place over the next six months, until July 2015, this occasional series of screenings, events and online publishing and debate will explore the wider cultural, human and socio-political repercussions of conflict and the countless ways this has been presented through film both historically and in contemporary cinema.
Oppenheimer’s powerful documentary, The Act of Killing see’s the filmmaker challenging former Indonesian death-squad leaders to re-enact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.
The Act of Killing won best documentary at the 2014 BAFTA awards and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 86th Academy Awards.
The QFT will be showing the rarely seen Director’s Cut of the documentary, with over 30 minutes of additional footage.
Check out the QFT’S website to book your tickets.