Producers’ Film Picks for June 2011The theme for this month is “the nature of human nature–as seen through the eyes of filmmaker Werner Herzog.”

Theatrical Release


Directed by Werner Herzog @ 90 minutes.

Documentary in which director Werner Herzog is given exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France, capturing the oldest known pictorial creations of humankind in their astonishing natural setting.

This film opens at the Grand Cinema on Friday, May 20, 2011.



Directed by Werner Herzog @ 93 minutes.

The film stars Klaus Kinski, Helena Royo, Ruy Guerra, and Del Negro.

Synopsis: After the destruction of the Inca Empire, a Spanish expedition floats down the Amazon River in search of El Dorado. Don Aguirras becomes the leader–will their quest lead to the “golden city”, or to their destruction?

Tagline: A film which haunts you.


Directed by Werner Herzog @ 158 minutes.

The film stars Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jose Lewgoy, Paul Hittscher

Synopsis: Brian Fitzgerald, a rubber baron, is an obsessed opera lover, and he decides to build an opera house in the middle of the Jungle; but first he has to find a way to haul a full-sized river boat over a mountain.


CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS (2010) will open at the Grand Cinema on Friday, May 20, 2011.

FITZCARRALDO (1982) will screen at 924 Broadway on Friday, June 3, 2011.

AGUIRRE: THE WRATH OF GOD will screen at 924 Broadway on Friday, June 10, 2011.


924 BROADWAY is in the Pythian Temple, street level, across from the Theater on the Square, in the heart of Tacoma’s theater district.

THE GRAND CINEMA is at 606 South Fawcett Avenue in the Merlino building, at the corners of Fawcett and 6th.


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