AGUIRRE: THE WRATH OF GOD
Shown as part of the Werner Herzog Retrospective
AGUIRRE: THE WRATH OF GOD (Germany, 1972, 95 min.)
In this story of power and madness, a whole army in search of the legendary El Dorado disappears into the jungle without a trace. Arguably Werner Herzog’s most famous production, this film follows a Spanish explorer, Aguirre, who loses his mission, men and mind on an Amazon adventure. Shot entirely on location and answering only to the logic of Peru’s natural beauty, the film seems an examination of madness from the inside. Sumptuous, spellbinding and unforgettable, Aguirrewas the first of five filmic collaborations between Herzog and the volatile Klaus Kinski. Directed by Werner Herzog.
$10 General Admission; $8.50 AFI Members; $9 Seniors (65+), Students (with valid ID), and Military; $6 Children (12 and under). Tickets may be purchased at the box office (opens 30 minutes before the film) or online at www.afi.com/silver.