Werner Herzog at Stanford

Sponsored by Department of Art & Art History


February 25, 2008 – February 26, 2008
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Event Details:

The Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University is presenting a two-day screening of Werner Herzog films on February 25 and 26 at 7 PM at the Memorial Auditorium. Grizzly Man will be featured on February 25 and Rescue Dawn on February 26, with Q&A with acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog to follow both screenings.

Grizzly Man (2005) is a docu-drama about the life of grizzly bear activist, Timothy Treadwell, who, in October 2003, was killed along with his girlfriend, Amie Huguenard, by a rogue bear while living among the grizzlies in Alaska. Rescue Dawn (2006) is a an action drama about the real-life story of German-American fighter pilot, Dieter Dengler, who was shot down and captured in Laos, and organized an escape for a small band of captives during the Vietnam War.

Werner Herzog was born in Munich, Germany in 1942. He grew up in a remote village in Bavaria, and as a child, he never saw any film, television or telephone. He made his first film in 1961 at the age of 19 while working as a welder in a steel factory. Since then, he has produced, written and directed over 40 films, and published more than a dozen books and directed as many operas.

The Werner Herzog screenings are sponsored by the Film and Media Studies Program in the Department of Art & Art History, Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts, Department of German Studies and Department of Comparative Literature.

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Free and open to the public

Dates & Times

Monday, Feb 25, 2008 7:00 PM
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008 7:00 PM

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