‘Grizzly Man’ Director to Visit Boise State
Remember the film Grizzly Man, about a man who got eaten by a bear? The director will be at the Morrison Center next month for a free lecture. Anyone can attend, and it's free.
Timothy Treadwell was a grizzly bear activist killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska, and the movie telling his story came out two years later.
Grizzly Man was narrated and directed by Werner Herzog, who has 55 writing credits, 32 acting credits, and 32 credits as a producer over the course of his career, according to IMDB.
Herzog will be at Boise State next month as part of the Honors College Distinguished Lecture Series. That's Monday, April 9th at the Morrison Center, and Boise State says anyone can attend and no tickets are required. Just show up, and there will be free parking too.
If you like movies that make you think and have psychological twists, you'll probably be into Herzog's films. A Rolling Stone article talks about how his movies cover “the weird, the wild and the obsessed” and ask the question, “how far is too far?” The kind of stories that you want to watch and not necessarily be part of.
Take the movie “Heart of Glass” that came out in 1976, about a glassmaker taking his technique for making ruby glass to his grave, with the entire cast under hypnosis. Something we don't see every day. Boise State cites that movie and several other story lines that don't worry about being to fancy or frilly for Hollywood. They're just intriguing and a little twisted, and frighteningly real at times, like Grizzly Man.
If you want to see the Herzog lecture, just show up at 7 p.m. Monday, April 9, at the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts. No ticket required.