IDA Conversation Series: Werner Herzog
Interviewed by Ben Mankiewicz
Join us for another exciting event in the IDA Conversation Series, an exploration of the extraordinary career of the legendary director Werner Herzog. The evening will feature a clips program and lively conversation between Werner and series host/interviewer Ben Mankiewicz.
Werner is recognized worldwide as one of the most imaginative and adventurous storytellers working in fiction and nonfiction cinema. Over the course of five decades in filmmaking, he has followed his affinity for the absurd, the mystical, and the heroic to some of the most remote places on earth, including Antarctica, the Peruvian rainforest, the Himalayas, and wartime Kuwait. Werner's behind-the-scenes stories are no less enthralling than his films: this is a man who once ate his own shoe to settle a bet; another time, after being shot by an air rifle on live TV, he insisted on continuing the interview.
His documentaries include Grizzly Man, Lessons of Darkness, Encounters at the End of the World, the 3-D experience Cave of Forgotten Dreams, and the illuminating new Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World, which explores humanity's mystical relationship to the internet.
This is an unmissable opportunity to gain intimate access to a true cinematic visionary and larger-than-life character whose work represents a lifelong quest for "ecstatic truth."