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News, Your Humble Narrator The Most Dangerous Games: The Madness of Hosting Big Events like the World Cup or Olympics

The Most Dangerous Games: The Madness of Hosting Big Events like the World Cup or Olympics

In the 1982 film Fitzcarraldo, the titular character is possessed by a feverish, insatiable, maniacal dream: to erect an opera house deep within the heart of the Amazon. His descent into madness is actually marked by an ascent. Exploiting the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Nosferatu the Vampyre

Nosferatu the Vampyre

The classic tale is re-told by Werner Herzog, who puts his own stamp on it by including longtime collaborators such as Klaus Kinski, who plays the Count, and Bruno Ganz, who plays the real estate agent looking to buy some…
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Film, Deep Freeze

Deep Freeze

Some say the world will end in fire, some — like Werner Herzog — say ice. Flying in the face of global warming, this profoundly idiosyncratic filmmaker leads an expedition, alternately comic and visionary, to the heart of coldness. Herzog's…
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Calendar, Night&Day Happy Birthday, Herzog

Happy Birthday, Herzog

Werner Herzog has never been what you would call the retiring type. The peripatetic German director marked his 65th birthday last week not with a cake or a nap or a round of miniature golf, but with the premiere of…
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Culture, Stage Unhappy Ending

Unhappy Ending

Of all the ways that a person might choose to kill himself, suicide by drowning has to be one of the strangest. Few people take their lives in this way. The idea of filling one's pockets with stones and walking…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night+Day

wednesday march 6 My Red Self An eight-week documentary series, "Discontent and Its Document" addresses social and political issues, showcasing local and international artists including fab photographer William Klein and rad homo filmmaker Rosa von Praunheim. The program opens with…
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