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German Film: Fitzcarraldo

Friday, January 26, 2018
7:30pm to 9:00pm
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Baxter Lecture Hall
Movie screening for German 130a & 132a // In German with English subtitles

Fitzcarraldo // 1982 // Directed by Werner Herzog

With Klaus Kinski and Claudia Cardinale. Music by Popol Vuh.

A quest plot: Fitzcarraldo is obsessed with opera and wants to build an opera in the jungle. This involves hauling a riverboat across a small mountain with help from the local Indians. A tale (based on true characters) of a man obsessed with bringing European culture to the dark tropical forests of South America. The mysterious and spectacular images will linger with you. Probably the best performance of legendary Klaus Kinski in collaboration with Werner Herzog who referred to him as my best enemy.

All interested are welcome!

For more information, please contact Fran Tise by phone at 626-395-3609 or by email at [email protected].