Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:00pm

Werner Herzog’s ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD

Sponsored by: Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

Beat the summer heat with a trip to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica by means of Werner Herzog’s ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD. Shot as part of the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program, this Oscar-nominated documentary is dedicated to Roger Ebert, who described it as “a poem of oddness and beauty. Herzog is like no other filmmaker, and to return to him is to be welcomed into a world vastly larger and more peculiar than the one around us.” Critic Mark Oslen remarked, “The images captured by Herzog and cinematographer Peter Zeitlinger are dazzling all on their own, finding the disorienting psychedelia that is nature at its weirdest.” Introduced by Dr. Jennifer Marlon, Research Scientist at Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. 35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.

A presentation of the Yale Film Study Center and Films at the Whitney with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.

Admission: Free
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