LIVE from the NYPL: Werner Herzog | Paul Holdengräber
Co-presented with the Onassis Cultural Center NY.
LIVE welcomes back legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog for a conversation about Ancient Greek literature and history.
Born in Munich, director, screenwriter, producer, and actor WERNER HERZOG grew up in a remote mountain village in Bavaria and never saw films, television, or telephones as a child. He started traveling on foot from the age of 14 and made his first phone call at the age of 17. During high school he worked the nightshift as a welder in a steel factory to produce films and made his first film in 1961 at the age of 19. Since then he has become one of the most influential filmmakers in New German Cinema producing, writing, and directing more than forty films, publishing more than a dozen books of prose, and directing as many operas. Herzog quickly gained notoriety not only for creating some of the most fantastic narratives in the history of the medium, but for pushing himself and his crew to unprecedented lengths, again and again, in order to achieve the effects he demanded.
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