GERMAN FILM NIGHT: FITZCARRALDO
WASHINGTON FILM INSTITUTE and
cordially invite you to GERMAN FILM NIGHT and OKTOBERFEST!
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FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER
812 Seventh Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001-3718
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158 minutes, German with English subtitles
Director: Werner Herzog
Writer: Werner Herzog
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy
German filmmaker Werner Herzog has never done anything by halves. When Herzog tackled Fitzcarraldo, the story of an obsessed impresario (Klaus Kinski) whose foremost desire in life is to bring both Enrico Caruso and an opera house to the deepest jungles of South America, the director boldly embarked on the same journey, disdaining studios, process shots, and special effects throughout. The highlight of the story is Fizcarraldo’s Herculean effort to haul a 300-plus ton steamship over the mountains.
It’s a stunning spectacle, an adventure-comedy not quite like any other, and the most benign movie ever made about 19th-century capitalism running amok.
—Vincent Canby, New York Times
As a document of a quest and a dream, and as the record of man’s audacity and foolish, visionary heroism, there has never been another movie like it.
—Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
Werner Herzog Stipetić (born 5 September 1942), known as Werner Herzog, is a German film director, producer, screenwriter, author, actor and opera director.
Herzog is considered one of the greatest figures of the New German Cinema, along with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Margarethe von Trotta, Volker Schlöndorff, Werner Schröter, and Wim Wenders. Herzog’s films often feature heroes with impossible dreams, people with unique talents in obscure fields, or individuals who are in conflict with nature. He was named one of the 100 most influential people on the planet by Time Magazine in 2009.
6:00 – 8:30PM
Photo Exhibit & Reception (Beer*, Wine, Light Refreshments)
*Featuring Great Bavarian Beer brewed by Schlossbrauerei Stelzer and imported by Zelos Trading – See below.
TICKETS $25 Advance / $35 Door
Schlossbrauerei Stelzer is a private family-owned brewery, with seat in Upper-Franconia next to the city of Hof / Saale (in a small village called Fattigau). Stelzer has been brewing beer since the 1300’s. This is the first time their beer is being sold outside of Germany. Their beers are all natural and abide by the strict German Purity Laws.
As the first brewery in Upper-Franconia, they brew with ‘Bioland’ resources from controlled organic farming after strict ‘Bioland’ guidelines, which means they use only all natural and organic ingredients. The outstanding brewing comes out of a Natural Spring Water well that is 320’ deep. Their beer ferments by the classical cold brewing process in the fermenting cellar. After the primary fermentation, the beer maturates at low temperatures in the storage cellar.
CEO Behrad Ashayeri and VP Jason Bellin of Zelos Trading are bringing Schlossbrauerei Stelzer beers to the United States. Behrad lived in Hof, Germany for eight years and decided one day that he must make it a mission introduce American audiences to some of these fine brews, including: Bio-Perle, Ritter Trunk, Export, and UrtypHell.