FILMMAKER HERZOG Film/Video
A REGIS DIALOGUE AND RETROSPECTIVE
THE GREAT ECSTASY OF THE FILMMAKER HERZOG


APRIL 2-MAY 1, 1999,

AUDITORIUM


One of the major figures of the New German Cinema, Werner Herzog was the member of that "fatherless generation" whose work most reflected the brilliance of the "grandfathers"--the masters of silent cinema such as Fritz Lang, G. W. Pabst, and especially F. W. Murnau. But where Alexander Kluge, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, or Volker Schlöndorff sought to awaken a German consciousness, Herzog's cinema turned inward and focused on solitude, impossibility, and passion. His work received early critical acclaim, and while still in his mid-twenties, Herzog was recognized as the leader of a new generation in German film. The 1970s brought his work to an international audience, a success that affected little of his working methods or deeper artistic concerns. Throughout his remarkable career, he has continued to freely shift between making large-scale fiction features and his unique "directed" documentaries, producing cabaret shows, directing opera, and most importantly, to writing. After more than three decades, Herzog remains one of the masters of the medium, an artist whose has response to a "universe filled with nothingness" has been an array of ecstatic visions.

FRIDAY, APRIL 2
    THE MYSTERY OF KASPAR HAUSER

LITTLE DIETER NEEDS TO FLY

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21
   

THE GREAT ECSTASY OF THE SCULPTOR STEINER

STROSZEK

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7
   

LESSONS OF DARKNESS

HEART OF GLASS



FRIDAY, APRIL 23
   

EVEN DWARFS STARTED SMALL

AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD

THURSDAY, APRIL 8
   

PRECAUTIONS AGAINST FANATICS

WHERE THE GREEN ANTS DREAM

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28
   

LA SOUFRIÈRE

WOYZECK

FRIDAY, APRIL 9
   

HOW MUCH WOOD WOULD A WOODCHUCK CHUCK

NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE

FRIDAY, APRIL 30
   

ROGER EBERT BOOK-SIGNING

REGIS DIALOGUE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14
    FITZCARRALDO

SATURDAY, MAY 1
   

WINGS OF HOPE

KINSKI MY DEAREST



FUNDING FOR THIS SERIES HAS BEEN PROVIDED IN PART BY A GRANT FROM THE REGIS FOUNDATION. SPECIAL PROGRAMMING ASSISTANCE WAS PROVIDED BY THE GOETHE-INSTITUT SAN FRANCISCO, KIDLAT TAHIMIK, AND DR. HERB GOLDER.