Werner Herzog’s FITZCARRALDO Friday June 4
In order to fulfill his dream of building an opera house in the Peruvian jungle city of Iquitos, european entrepeneur Brian Fitzcarraldo (Klaus Kinski) devises a plan to collect rubber trees from an otherwise unreachable part of the jungle. To do this he must transport a 320-ton steamer over a muddy hillside, across an isthmus, from one river to the next. Inspired by engineering feats of the ancients, Herzog himself led the production team (which included a local tribe) in performing this feat without the use of special effects. Stories abound about the epic production of this film shot on sight in the Peruvian jungle. At 7:15 volunteers will read passages from Herzog’s Conquest of the Useless – his personal diary during the production of the film. The movie will begin at 8 PM. Free. Random Row Books, 315 W. Main St. Call 813-786-1636 with questions.