Due to Hurricane Sandy we had to reschedule the NYC Premiere of Michal Kosakowski’s Zero Killed to
Wed, Jan 23, 2013, 7.30 pm @ 92YTribeca Screening Room
Filmmaker Michal Kosakowski will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion with author Andy P. Smith and film participants Sergio Figueroa, Vitus Wieser and Dorit Oitzinger.
Flaherty NYC is proud to host the New York City premiere of Zero Killed, the debut feature of Polish-born, Berlin-based artist Michal Kosakowski, which has steadily garnered acclaim across a number of international festival appearances. Since 1996 Kosakowski has interviewed dozens of common citizens from a broad swath of national and occupational backgrounds about their murder fantasies. He then offers them a chance to stage them as short films with the stipulation they appear as the perpetrators or victims. For Zero Killed, Kosakowski has revisited his interviewees, many over a decade after the fact, to discuss their emotional reactions to the experiments while further soliciting personal opinions about topics including war, torture, revenge, the death penalty and suicide. The interviews and staged films have been assembled into a running dialog about violence at base, personal and societal levels. The result is a streaming commentary that’s sometimes wryly amusing, often disturbing, and always provocative-a richly textured dissection of media and society that begs for the conversation to spill off screen.