Two Documentaries about W. Herzog (1980 and 1982)

Part of the W. Herzog Film Season

Director: Les Blank
Certificate: Unknown
Format: 16mm

Burden of Dreams (Les Blank, 1982, 96mins, 16mm)

Burden of Dreams is the 'making of' about WH's masterpiece Fitzcoraldo in which a man, with the labour of several hundred indigenous people, drags a ship over a mountain in the jungle.

Werner Herzog Eats his Shoe (Les Blank, 1980, 20mins, 16mm)Werner Herzog eats his shoe concerns a bet Herzog made in which he told Errol Morris that if Morris ever completed his film Gates of Heaven (1979) then he would eat his shoes. As he eats his shoe he gives a sort of press conference. It's an inspiring film for filmmakers and an interesting and unpretentious look into a brilliant mind.

Other films in the W. Herzog Film Season:


Film: Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)

11 Jan 2009, 7:30 p.m.

This must be Herzog's most controversial film. Set in an unidentified institution a rebelion has taken place and anarchy reigns supreme.


Film: Heart Of Glass (Herz Aus Glas) (1976)

15 Jan 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Truly a masterpiece.


Film: Stroszek (1977)

18 Jan 2009, 7:30 p.m.

The deluded search of the American dream. Utterly brilliant.


Film: Aguirre, Wrath Of God (1972)

22 Jan 2009, 7:30 p.m.

The season wouldn't be complete without a film starring the inimitable Klaus Kinski. The most famous of W. Herzog films. T ranscendent.