The Other Worlds of Werner Herzog

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Host:  Goethe-Institut, Los Angeles + American Cinematheque
Opening:  Saturday, 11 October, 5:00 – 7:00 pm followed by 7:30 pm screening at the Egyptian Theater
Continuing:  11 October – 26 October, 2014

The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, in partnership with WUHO, hosts a special Los Angeles engagement of the multimedia exhibition, The Other Worlds of Werner Herzog, which originally exhibited in honor of Werner Herzog’s 70th Birthday in 2012 at the Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu (CoCA Torun) in Torun, Poland.

In creating the exhibition, curator Krzysztof Stanslawski drew selections from the “Werner Herzog Collection.”  Created in 2009, and housed at the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen in Berlin, the collection is an archive comprised of more than 16,000 negatives, slides and prints related to the films of Werner Herzog’s career.  In Hollywood, selections from the original exhibition, including posters and photographs from ten feature films and eight documentaries from Herzog’s career, will be exhibited along with selected films and film clips by the iconic filmmaker at WUHO, Woodbury University’s center for experimental exhibitions and multi-disciplinary collaborations.

We are grateful to the Goethe-Institut Warschau and the curator Krzysztof Stanslawski, for putting their efforts in organizing the original exhibition.  Supported by Deutsche-Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Zentrum für Zeitgenössische Kunst Znaki Czasu in Thorn (Toruń), Stiftung Kampania Artystyczna, Stiftung für Deutsch-Polnische Zusammenarbeit, Nationale Filmothek in Warschau, Against Gravity, Stiftung Neue Horizonte.

Exhibition opening and reception: Saturday, October 11th 2014, 5:00 pm
Exhibition on view from Saturday, October 11th – Sunday, October 26th 2014
Open Thurs – 1pm to 8pm; Fri, Sat, Sun – 1pm to 6pm

Werner Herzog was born in Munich on September 5, 1942. He grew up in a remote mountain village in Bavaria and studied History and German Literature in Munich and Pittsburgh. He made his first film in 1961 at the age of 19.  Since then he has produced, written, and directed more than sixty feature- and documentary films, such as Aguirre der Zorn Gottes(Aguirre, The Wrath of God, 1972), Nosferatu Phantom der Nacht(Nosferatu, 1978), Fitzcarraldo (1982), Lektionen in Finsternis (Lessons of Darkness, 1992), Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997), Mein liebster Feind (My Best Fiend, 1999), Invincible (2000), Grizzly Man(2005), Encounters At The End Of The World (2007), Die Höhle der vergessenen Träume (Cave of Forgotten Dreams, 2010).

Werner Herzog has published more than a dozen books of prose, and directed as many operas.  Werner Herzog lives in Munich and Los Angeles.
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