Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Documentary The Look of Silence coming to Pittsburgh in August.

The Parkway Theater in McKees Rocks announced on the 29th that the 2014 documentary The Look of Silence, on the Indonesian killings of 1965 and 1966, will play there and in Regent Square on August 28. A synopsis, from the film's website:
Through [director Joshua] Oppenheimer's footage of the 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.
Ticket information has not yet been released.