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Monday, June 1, 2015

Film Club Summer Series: Werner Herzog

Hello everyone!  I hope you're ready for a summer of great films because I, for one, can't wait.  This summer we will be exploring a few of the films of acclaimed director Werner Herzog.

Werner Herzog was born Werner Herzog Stipetic on September 5th, 1942 in Munich, Germany.  He made his first short film in 1962 at the age of 20, and his first feature length film 6 years later in 1968.  Since then has gone on to create a combination of over 63 shorts, documentaries and feature films, being nominated and winning many awards.

This series will differ in schedule a bit from last year.  Last summer we met the last three weeks of July and the last three weeks of August.  This year we will meet on the regular Film Club night as well as the following Thursday, so it will be the 3rd and 4th Thursday of each month.  This is what the schedule looks like:

6/18- Heart of Glass
6/25- Little Dieter Needs to Fly

7/16- The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
7/23- Encounters at the End of the World

8/20- Stroszek
8/27- Cave of Forgotten Dreams

(Click the title of each film to see a trailer)

We will meet at 6:15pm each night, just like regular Film Club, with a little discussion after each film.  Herzog's films are far-reaching in their themes and subjects and lend themselves easily to discussion.  Werner Herzog is one of my favorite filmmakers currently making films, and one of the few directors, whom I admire, that I have had the pleasure of meeting personally.  I hope you will join us for as many films as you can!

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