A leading figure of the New German Cinema who stands far outside of any “movement”; a master in both documentary and fiction; a narrator with a unique voice and far-out perspective… Werner Herzog is among the most iconic living filmmakers, a mad maestro who has never fully disappeared from the public eye since first appearing on the scene. The “consummate poet of doom,” per The New York Times, the Munich-born director/producer/writer of over 60 features made his first short work at age 19 and is still fearlessly forging ahead at 79, with a drive as intense as that of the many obsessive characters he’s brought to the screen. In conjunction with Metrograph’s run of the stunning Sepa: Our Lord of Miracles, the lone film directed by Herzog’s longtime producer Walter Saxer, we present some of Herzog’s most celebrated and awe-inspiring films. “He is a pure artist and maniac and there will never be another one like Herzog.”—Harmony Korine

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