37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

A Conversation with Werner Herzog


Werner Herzog is hailed as one of the most innovative contemporary directors in the world, and a pioneer of the postwar West German cinema movement. Herzog grew up in a small Bavarian town but studied in Munich and Pittsburgh, traveling extensively in Mexico, Sudan, Great Britain and Greece. He made his first film in 1961, at the age of 19, and since then has produced, written and directed more than sixty feature and documentary films. Over the span of his 40-year career, he has won 51 awards and received an additional 45 nominations. Herzog’s films are bold, usually set in distinct and unfamiliar landscapes, imbued with mysticism. He is known for Aguirre, The Wrath of God, Grizzly Man and Rescue Dawn. Herzog has also published more than a dozen books of prose and directed many operas. Moderated by Wesley Harris (UVA)

Presented by The Martin Agency and the Office of the Provost and Vice Provost for the Arts


Saturday, November 5


2:00 PM


Downtown Mall : The Paramount Theater