Shown as part of the Werner Herzog Retrospective

SCREAM OF STONE (Canada / Germany / France/ Belgium, 1991, 105 min.)

Two men, a woman and one of the most challenging mountains on earth or the story of two climbers

driven by the obsession of conquering the impossible. The idea for the film came from the famous mountaineer, Reinhold Messner, inspired by a true romantic triangle and the death of a friend. Mountaineer Roger, challenges Martin, a despised indoor sport-climber to climb the unconquered Cerro Torre, the titular “scream of stone.” Ivan (Donald Sutherland) is a TV journalist intent on covering the climb and taking bets on who will be the first to reach the summit. Directed by Werner Herzog.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

$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

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, Md. (METRO: Silver Spring)

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