Burden of Dreams

Burden of Dreams

A film by Les Blank
Starring Werner Herzog

For nearly five years, Werner Herzog desperately tried to complete one of the most ambitious and difficult films of his career, FITZCARRALDO, the story of one man’s attempt to build an opera house deep in the Amazon jungle. Master documentarian Les Blank captured the unfolding of this arduous production, including the tribulations of dragging a 320-ton steamship over a mountain. The result is an extraordinary document of the filmmaking process and a unique look into the single-minded mission of one of cinema’s most fearless directors.


Technical Information

Production Year
English, Spanish, German, Portuguese
Running Time
95 mins

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013

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