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Nomad: In The Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin - Virtual Cinema with Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center

at Virtual | Sun Aug 30 - Sun Sep 20



Long Island, NY

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"Directed by Werner Herzog (USA 2019; 85 mins. In English)

Werner Herzog turns the camera on himself and his decades-long friendship with the late travel writer Bruce Chatwin, a kindred spirit whose quest for ecstatic truth carried him to all corners of the globe. Herzog’s deeply personal portrait of Chatwin, illustrated with archival discoveries, film clips, and a mound of “brontosaurus skin,” encompasses their shared interest in aboriginal cultures, ancient rituals, and the mysteries stitching together life on earth.

Herzog, never afraid of pushing the boundaries or embracing new cinematic technique in his nearly 70-year career, manifests his ever-poignant directorial eye through gorgeous drone photography. And, naturally, no Herzog documentary is complete without his delectable, philosophical narration that pours the perfect mix of a brooding rumination, macabre absurdity, and questionable hypotheses over his films.

Jason Newman of Rolling Stone says: “An encomium to a lost friend. [Herzog imbues the film with rich narration, unforgettable characters and National Geographic-worthy landscape shots all his own.” Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin: was part of the selection for the 2019 Sheffield Doc Fest, the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, and the 2019 Telluride Film Festival."

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