Core screening at Goethe-Institut: Werner Herzog’s "The White Diamond"
||3 pm to 4.30 pm -- THE WHITE DIAMOND (PG)
4.30 PM to 5.30 pm -- Discussion: The Enigma of Werner Herzog
||10 June 2006 (Saturday)
163 Penang Rd
#05-01, Winsland House II
Free admission but members only -- flash your membership card to go in. Non-members may sign up online or at the door -- we will issue membership on the spot. No tickets will be sold. Free seating.
(With the gracious support of Werner Herzog Film Worldsales)
The White Diamond
2004, 87 min, English. Rated PG
Airship engineer Dr. Graham Dorrington embarks on a trip to the giant Kaieteur Falls in the heart of Guyana, hoping to fly his helium-filled invention above the tree tops. But this logistic effort will not be without risk. Twelve years ago, a similar expedition into the unique habitat of the canopy ended in disaster when Dorrington's friend Dieter Plage fell to his death.
With the expedition is Werner Herzog, setting out now with a new prototype of the airship into the Lost World of the pristine rain forest of this little explored area of the world, to record and tell this unique story in an extraordinary, feature-documentary film.
Post-film Discussion: The Enigma of Werner Herzog
Being a brief look at the vast arc of the German filmmaker’s career, this informal chat session will also include video clips of his interviews, demented monologues and disquieting confessions. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.