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IQ2: 'Werner Herzog in Conversation with Paul Holdengraber' at Cadogan Hall

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Time 18:30
Date 23/03/11
Price £30
  • Produced by IQ2
  • Price £30
  • Get ready to disturb the bland homogenised imagery that surrounds us.
  • Bring along your intrigue.
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  • See you at Cadogan Hall

In conversation with Paul Holdengraber, Director of Public Programs at the New York Public Library, for one night only; Herzog will explore his ideas, movies and enthusiasms.

Werner Herzog, one of cinema's greatest legends. His exploits are the stuff of legend; his films are in turn visionary, disturbing and epic. Commenting on today’s media he has said, “I have the impression that the images that surround us today are worn out, they are abused and useless and exhausted. They are limping and dragging themselves behind the rest of our cultural revolution.” Through his films, he seeks to disturb the bland homogenised imagery that surrounds us, leading the vanguard against prescribed culture. “Our children will hate us for not throwing hand-grenades into every TV station because of commercials.”
In conversation with Paul Holdengraber, Director of Public Programs at the New York Public Library, for one night only; Herzog will explore his ideas, movies and enthusiasms. His newest project saw him filming in the 300,000-year-old Chauvet caves: “Nobody is allowed in, but I talked my way in.” Hear first-hand what else the director has been up to: “If I had to climb into hell and wrestle the devil himself for one of my films, I would do it.”

 

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