“Films Come From Pain”: A Werner Herzog Retrospective

Posted in The Screening Room by - May 02, 2016

Werner Herzog is a true auteur in the most basic sense of the word, so much so that a term was coined “Herzogian” to describe a certain mindset in the way of the world. His unique approach to subject matter along with his tumultuous relationship with the actor Klaus Kinski have made him an icon in the world of film.  His films span genres and styles; from the crime drama Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans to the epic Fitzcarraldo. There is nothing Herzog won’t shine his light upon or a question he won’t ask. This month we will look the master’s full body of work, covering both documentaries and feature length films. Join us as we embark on a truly Herzogian odyssey as we take a long hard look at humanity, civilization, and the heart of man.

As always, we will also be taking a break mid-month to focus on a new release, the newest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Captain America: Civil War

Week 1

Monday Kulturecast: Cobra Verde

Tuesday: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Wednesday: Where Green Ants Dream

Thursday Kulturecast: Into the Abyss

Friday: My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?

Saturday: Invincible

Week 2

Monday Kulturecast: Fitzcarraldo

Tuesday: Herdsmen of the Sun

Wednesday: Rescue Dawn

Thursday Kulturecast: Captain America: Civil War

Friday: Queen of the Desert

Saturday: Encounters at the End of the World

Week 3

Monday Kulturecast: Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

Tuesday: Scream of Stone

Wednesday: Lessons of Darkness

Thursday Kulturecast: Grizzly Man

Friday: God’s Angry Man

Saturday: Heart of Glass

Week 4

Monday Kulturecast: Stroszek

Tuesday: Burden of Dreams

Wednesday: My Best Fiend

Thursday Kulturecast: Echoes from a Sombre Empire

Friday: Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Saturday: How much wood would a woodchuck chuck

Week 5

Monday Kulturecast: Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Tuesday: Nosferatu the Vampyre

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Chris Stachiw is the Editor-in-Chief and co-host of the Kulturecast. He’s a native Californian with a penchant for sarcasm and a taste for the cinematic bizarre. You’ll often find him wandering the wasteland of Nebraska searching for the meaning of life and possibly another rare Pokemon.

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