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Drafthouse and Participant Media Pick Up 'Act of Killing' Follow-Up 'Look of Silence' Before Venice Debut

Ahead of its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, Austin-based Drafthouse Films and Participant Media are picking up U.S. rights to Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Look of Silence," the director's follow-up to Oscar-nominated "The Act of Killing," which Drafthouse also released. "The Look of Silence" continues the story of Indonesian survivors begun by "The Act of Killing." The film explores the Indonesian genocide and legacy from the point-of-view of one male victim as he chases down his brother's killers.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 27, 2014 1:44 PM
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Alfonso Cuaron Wins Best Director at DGA Awards (FULL WINNERS LIST)

Historically speaking, whoever wins the 2014 Directors Guild of America Award for Best Director becomes the likely winner at the Academy Awards. This year, "Gravity" director Alfonso Cuaron won the feature film prize at the DGAs and should start getting ready to say hello to Oscar. A live-blog of the winners below, plus the full list after the jump.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 26, 2014 1:58 AM
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Don't Miss Oscar Shortlisted 'The Act of Killing' Bundle, Now on BitTorrent

Peer-to-peer file sharing protocol BitTorrent has launched a free bundle of supplemental material for the Oscar shortlisted documentary "The Act of Killing." In tandem with the film's release on iTunes, the bundle is now available to download.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • December 31, 2013 3:07 PM
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WATCH: Director Joshua Oppenheimer Talks 'Act of Killing'

As part of Indiewire's ongoing Awards Season Spotlight, director Joshua Oppenheimer discussed his harrowing documentary "The Act of Killing," a frontrunner for an Oscar nomination. Check out some video snippets, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 11, 2013 1:36 PM
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