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Fitzcarraldo

Ongoing

With local food provided by The Astor Bake Shop from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m., and live music performances by This Frontier Needs Heroes (Brooklyn alternative folk) at 1:00–1:45 p.m. and 3:45–4:30 p.m., and by Gimagua (Colombian rumba flamenco) at 5:30–7:30 p.m. in the Museum’s courtyard

Peru. Dir. Werner Herzog. 1982, 158 mins. DCP. With Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jose Lewgoy. Herzog’s pictorially stunning—and stunningly ambitious—adventure film/comedy stars Klaus Kinski as the deranged Fitzcarraldo, a European businessman determined to build an opera house in Iquitos, Peru. To accomplish this he has to make a fortune in the rubber business, and his outlandish plan involves hauling an enormous river boat across a small mountain with help from local Indians. Through his numerous narrative and nonfiction works, shot on some of the most remote locations across the world, Herzog has captured an incredibly diverse set of people and cultures. 

Preceded by:

Magnetic Reconnection

Dir. Kyle Armstrong. 2012, 12 mins. Spectacular footage of the Aurora Borealis is accompanied by Jim O’Rourke’s evocative original score.

Free with Museum admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Museum members may reserve tickets in advance by calling 718 777 6800.

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