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Drafthouse Films, Participant Media Acquire US Rights to ‘The Look of Silence’

Joshua Oppenheimer’s latest film is a companion piece to his Oscar-nominated ‘The Act of Killing’

Joshua Oppenheimer‘s “The Look of Silence” has been acquired for distribution in the U.S. by Drafthouse Films and Participant Media, the companies announced on Wednesday.

The companion piece to Oppenheimer’s Oscar-nominated “The Act of Killing,” his newest documentary further explores the legacy of the Indonesian genocide, following one man’s search for truth and answers as he confronts his brother’s killer.

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Errol Morris, Werner Herzog and André Singer executive produced “The Look of Silence,” which was produced by Signe Byrge Sørensen.

The film will world premiere at the 2014 Venice Film Festival, followed by a Canadian premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, and a New York premiere at the New York Film Festival.

“When I watched ‘The Act of Killing,’ I thought I might not ever see another documentary quite as powerful,” said Tim League, Alamo Drafthouse and Drafthouse Films founder. “Joshua Oppenheimer‘s stunning new film, ‘The Look of Silence,’ is resounding proof that I was wrong.”

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Dratfhouse and Participant will release the film theatrically in the U.S. next summer.