Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jul 20th at 7:15 pm for Encounters at the End of the World at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Brian wearing an Avenue Q t-shirt and blue Chuck Taylors in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
Writer/director/narrator Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Rescue Dawn) confirms his standing as poet laureate of men in extreme situations. With this visually stunning exploration, Herzog travels to the Antarctic community of McMurdo Station, headquarters of the National Science Foundation and home to eleven hundred people during the austral summer (October-February). Over the course of his journey, Herzog examines human nature and Mother Nature, juxtaposing breathtaking locations with the profound, surreal, and sometimes absurd experiences of the marine biologists, physicists, plumbers and truck drivers who choose to form a society as far away from the rest of society as one can get.