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Sneak Preview Screening Celebrating Werner Herzog's Encounters At The End Of The World

Oakland, CA 94612


June 8th, 2008 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
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Screening
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http://www.21grand.org/
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East Bay
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info@21grand.org
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510.444.7263
COST:  
$6-20
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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.


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