At this event we will be showing excerpts from the feature which
opens in Bay Area theaters in late June, plus copious secret outtakes,
including "Seal Men" an Antarctic parody of Herzog's Grizzly Man, plus
live improvising ensemble from the film playing to deleted underwater
scenes with Henry Kaiser, William Winant, Cheryl Leonard, Jen Baker,
and Damon Smith.
ABOUT THE FILM
Werner Herzog ("Grizzly Man,"
"Rescue Dawn") confirms his standing as poet laureate of men in extreme
situations with ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD. In this visually
stunning exploration, Herzog travels to the Antarctic community of
McMurdo Station, headquarters of the National Science Foundation and
home to eleven hundred people during the austral summer (Oct-Feb). Over
the course of his journey, Herzog examines human nature and Mother
nature, juxtaposing breathtaking locations with the profound, surreal,
and sometimes absurd experiences of the marine biologists, physicists,
plumbers, and truck drivers who choose to form a society as far away
from society as one can get.