Films

The Look of Silence

SAT, Feb 20, 2016
1–3:30 pm

Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater

Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer's compelling 2014 documentary The Look of Silence focuses on a family of survivors of the 1965 Indonesian genocide and their discovery of how their son was murdered, along with the identity of his killers. This unprecedented film, a companion piece to the Oscar-nominated The Act of Killing (2012), initiates and bears witness to the collapse of fifty years of silence. The film screening is followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

This event is part of a series of public events, lectures, and talks organized in tandem with ​Laura Poitras: Astro Noise​.

Event tickets are required ($8 adults; $6 members; students and seniors).

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The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available. If you have questions about accessibility, or requests for accommodations, please email accessfeedback@whitney.org or call (212) 671-1823 (relay calls welcome).

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