MEETING GORBACHEV (2019)
A Spring Films & Werner Herzog Film production with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union
Thursday, March 4, 2021
4:00 PM Virtual Film Screening
5:45 PM Virtual Film Discussion
There will be a question and answer session with legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog after the film screening.
Free event. Registration required.
About the Film
Werner Herzog meeting Mikhail Gorbachev opens a fresh door to some of the most significant happenings of the late 20th Century from nuclear disarmament to the unification of Germany. It also puts into perspective today’s era of populist political leadership. Herzog and Gorbachev meet three times over a six-month period, and although the last President of the Soviet Union is an ailing man, his mind is sharp. His warmth and humour, and Herzog’s ability to tackle unexpected and personal areas of his life, make the encounters engaging, insightful, moving and important.
About the Speaker
Werner Herzog was born in Munich on September 5, 1942. With Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Volker Schlöndorff, Herzog led the influential postwar West German cinema movement. 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, published more than a dozen books of prose, and directed as many operas. Herzog lives in Munich and Los Angeles.
Originally published at nanovic.nd.edu.