SATURDAY, JULY 17 11:30 AM;
MONDAY, JULY 19 7 PM;
THURSDAY, JULY 22 9 PM.
Werner Herzog’s American dream. Addled street performer Stroszek (Bruno S. in a semiautobiographical role) emerges from prison and hooks up with a Berlin sex worker (Eva Mattes) who’s having no better luck in life than he is. Seeking a new start, they set off for the promised land—the bleak rural Wisconsin that Ed Gein made famous. The nihilist miserablism that people love to parody in Herzog’s more purple pronouncements finds wry but powerful expression here in the justly famous final reel.
1977 Dir. Werner Herzog. 1.66:1 Color DCP 115 min. In German and English with English subtitles.