23, 25, 28 November, 2010
The Butler Gallery was delighted to present a Werner Herzog documentary film series off-site at the Set Theatre, John Street, Kilkenny.
Werner Herzog is regarded as one of the most important film directors of our time. Having come to prominence as one of the leading figures of the New German Cinema in the 1970s, he has since built up an extraordinary body of work both in fiction and in documentary films. Always drawn to the edges of society, Herzog is renowned for pushing the boundaries of conventional cinema, especially those between the fictional and the factual, the fantastic and the real. Herzog is truly an artist of great vision and whether one is seeing these films for the first time or revisiting them like old friends, they deliver stories and images that live on in the imagination.