Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts is honored to present An Evening with Werner Herzog on Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m. in Folino Theater, Marion Knott Studios (283 N. Cypress St. Orange, Calif.). Admission is free. Registration is required.
Herzog has been called the most daring, visionary and dangerous filmmaker of our lifetime. Highly influential and enormously prolific, he has taken his camera to unfamiliar landscapes – places no other director would go – and told stories in ways no one else has ever dared, in acclaimed films such as Aguirre, The Wrath of God (1972), Fitzcarraldo (1982) and Grizzly Man (2005).
Herzog has garnered multiple accolades and awards including Oscar®, Emmy, and BAFTA nominations. He is a winner of the Golden Bear at Berlinale, 4-time award winner at the Cannes Film Festival including 4 Palm d’Or nominations, winner of a DGA award, 3-time winner at the Venice Film Festival, career achievement winner of an IDA award, and a career achievement winner of the Locarno Film Festival, to name a few.
Born in Munich in 1942, Herzog grew up in a remote valley in the Bavarian mountains. Until age 11, he did not even know of the existence of cinema. He started to develop film projects from age 15 on, and since no one was willing to finance them, he worked the night shift as a welder in a steel factory during the last years of high school. He also started to travel on foot. Herzog made his first phone call at age 17 and his first film at 19. He dropped out of college where he studied history and literature. Since then he has written, produced, and directed some 70 films, has published books of prose, staged about a dozen operas, acted in films, and founded his own Rogue Film School. He is a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University.
Herzog will present clips from his films and discuss truth and music in documentary filmmaking. A Q&A moderated by Oscar® winner and Chapman professor Chuck Workman to follow.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.