2018 Coolidge Award honoree and internationally acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog joins us for an in-depth discussion of his career, moderated by his friend and collaborator, Boston University classics professor Herbert Golder.
This event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Coolidge Corner Theatre. Tickets for this event are $75, and go on sale on January 10 for Coolidge members and January 12 for the general public.
About Werner Herzog
Werner Herzog is widely known for his prolific and daring body of cinematic work, including both narrative and documentary masterpieces. He began his film career in the early 1960s and quickly established himself as a powerhouse within the evolving New German Cinema movement of the 1970s. Over the next several decades Herzog would challenge and inspire movie-going audiences with his stunning excessive realism, eccentric and deeply intense protagonists, and poignant visions of anti-conformity. Hailed by critics and colleagues alike, Francois Truffaut famously cited Herzog as “the most important film director alive.” He has produced, written, and directed more than sixty feature and documentary films comprising such world-cinema classics as Aguirre, The Wrath of God (1972), The Enigma of Kasper Hauser: Every Man For Himself and God Against All (1974), Nosferatu (1978), Fitzcarraldo (1982), Lessons of Darkness (1992), Little Dieter Needs To Fly (1997), My Best Fiend (1999), Grizzly Man (2005), and Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010). In addition to his dynamic directorial career, Herzog has published more than a dozen books of prose, and directed as many operas.
About the Moderator
Herbert Golder is a professor of Classical Studies at Boston University. He has a Ph.D. in classical languages and literature from Yale University. His specialty is Greek mythology and he has to his credit a number of books and films. Herbert played Rabbi Edelmann in the Werner Herzog film Invincible, he was also an assistant director on that film and the co-writer of My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? In addition, he is the Editor-in-Chief of Arion: A Journal of Humanities and the Classics.