Three documentary films by Werner Herzog:
The Great Ecstasy of the Woodcarver Steiner (1974, 45 min.) / 2 p.m.
Lessons of Darkness (1992, 55 min.) / 2:45 p.m.
Bells from the Deep (1993, 60 min.) / 4 p.m.
These three films expand our ideas of what a documentary can be. The first is a profound and achingly beautiful account of world champion ski-jumper Walter Steiner's almost spiritual desire for flight. The second offers an astonishing, otherworldly vision of the oil fires in Kuwait after the 1990 Gulf War. The third presents a lyrical investigation of Russian mysticism.
Official Website: http://www.sfmoma.org/press/pressroom.asp?id=291
Added by MarkPritchard on November 28, 2006