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Werner Herzog’s FITZCARRALDO Friday June 4

May 27, 2010

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.

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