Werner Herzog explores humanity

The Australian Cinémathèque’s free Werner Herzog cinema program continues with a selection of films that showcase the director’s ability to explore both the darkness and adventurous spirit within humanity. On Friday 21 July 2017, two of Herzog’s esteemed collaborations with the tempestuous actor Klaus Kinski will be screened. At 6.00pm, see his adaptation of the…

Werner Herzog and the burden of dreams

This weekend, the Australian Cinémathèque’s program ‘The Wrath and Reveries of Werner Herzog’ returns with a celebration of one of Herzog’s most monumental cinematic achievements. On Friday night 30 June, the filmmaker’s masterpiece Fitzcarraldo 1982 will screen at 6.00pm from an archival 35mm print shipped in from Berlin. Then, on Saturday 1 July at 2.45pm,…

Werner Herzog’s forgotten dreams and antarctic encounters

On Saturday 17 June, enjoy free screenings of two of Werner Herzog’s most jubilant explorations of the extremes of the world: his documentaries Encounters at the End of the World 2007 at 1.00pm and Cave of Forgotten Dreams 2010 at 3.00pm. These two documentaries are triumphs of modern documentary filmmaking. In both circumstances, Herzog travelled…

Werner Herzog opening weekend

The free cinema program ‘The Wrath and Reveries of Werner Herzog’ opens this Friday night at the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA and will run until 19 August 2017. The program explores the films of German filmmaker Werner Herzog, whose strange and spectacular works have enthralled audiences for nearly half a century. The opening night begins at…

The wrath and reveries of Werner Herzog

For nearly half a century, Werner Herzog (b. 1942) has crafted films with audacity and fearless vision. First emerging as part of the groundbreaking German New Wave in the late 1960s, Herzog has continued to consistently produce mesmerising tales of obsession, conquest and the sublime. His films and documentaries blur the line between fact and…