The Look of Silence: Spirit Award Screening of Best Documentary Nominee
Tuesday. January 19, 2016, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
IFP Chicago members: Join us for a FREE members only screening of Spirit Awards Best Documentary nominee THE LOOK OF SILENCE.
Members may bring one guest to the screening.
Screening Location: Tribeca Flashpoint College (28 N Clark St, Ste. 500, Chicago, IL 60602)
The Look of Silence 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 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.