PORTLAND PREMIERE of Encounters at the End of the World — MAY 2

Help kick off the Werner Herzog Film Series by getting out to the NW Film Center to watch the Portland premiere of Encounters at the End of the World Friday, May 2 at 7pm in the Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Avenue). General admission is $7.

This newest film from Herr Herzog will be a 99-minute examination of McMurdo Station, Antarctica's largest research community, and its interesting human inhabitants. The station, which lives on the volcanic rock of Hut Point Peninsula, is full of research characters, including scientists who contort or guitar jam to celebrate scientific discovery. In larger context, the film shows the universal needs of humanity while the last unexplored continent is conquered.

Werner Herzog, the German filmmaker who made Rescue Dawn and Grizzly Man among more than forty others, is a filmmaker that pushes boundaries and uses cinema to continuously seek the truth. A regular eccentric, Herzog was once known to eat his shoe after promising a young film student, who turned out to be Errol Morris, he would dine on the item if the kid ever made a movie he always talked about. Evidence of the ordeal can be seen here, in Les Blank's 1980 film Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe.

The Quest for the Sublime: The Films of Werner Herzog, put on by the NW Film Center, includes 15 total flicks and runs through May 29. All films screen in the Whitsell Auditorium at 1219 SW Park Avenue. Schedule follows:

For a synopsis or more information on any of these films, go to the NW Film Center website.

PORTLAND PREMIERE
ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD
2007 (99 minutes)
Fri May 02 7:00 PM
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FITZCARRALDO
1982 (158 minutes)
Sat May 03 7:00 PM
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THE GREAT ECSTASY OF WOODCARVER STEINER
1974 (45 minutes)
Sun May 04 7:00 PM
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LESSONS OF DARKNESS
1992 (50 min)
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WOYZECK
1979 (82 minutes)
Thu May 08 7:00 PM
Sat May 10 9:00 PM
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COBRA VERDE
1987 (111 minutes)
Fri May 09 7:00 PM
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AGUIRRE: THE WRATH OF GOD
1972 (93 minutes)
Sat May 10 7:00 PM
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ECHOES FROM A SOMBER EMPIRE
1990 (91 minutes)
Sun May 11 7:00 PM
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THE ENIGMA OF KASPAR HAUSER (aka EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF AND GOD AGAINST ALL)
1974 (110 minutes)
Fri May 16 7:00 PM
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GRIZZLY MAN
2005 (103 minutes)
Fri May 16 9:15 PM
Sat May 17 7:00 PM
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HEART OF GLASS
1976 (93 minutes)
Sun May 18 7:00 PM
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LITTLE DIETER NEEDS TO FLY
1997 (80 minutes)
Fri May 23 7:00 PM
Sat May 24 9:30 PM
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STROSZEK
1977 (115 minutes)
Fri May 23 9:00 PM
Sun May 25 7:00 PM
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RESCUE DAWN
2006 (126 minutes)
Sat May 24 7:00 PM
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NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE
1979 (124 minutes)
Thu May 29 7:00 PM
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One Response to PORTLAND PREMIERE of Encounters at the End of the World — MAY 2

  1. Julian Chadwick May 1, 2008 at 10:39 #

    I want to thank Di for posting to the Pipeline. This is great stuff. For readers, you can see more at her website, WideshotStudios.com

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