Werner Herzog: Radical Dreamer15

Directed by Thomas von Steinaecker | Germany/UK | 2022 | 1h 30m

Few filmmakers working today have achieved cult figure status like German New Wave pioneer Werner Herzog. Whether he’s hauling a 300-ton steamboat over a Peruvian mountainside, hypnotising his actors, climbing down into volcanoes, or eating his own shoe, his filmography is marked by its astonishing breadth and philosophical depth. With behind-the-scenes access into Herzog’s everyday life, rare archive material, and interviews with the man himself, this documentary offers a glimpse into his work process as well as his personal life.

Come and see our season of classic Werner Herzog fiction features, showing from Sunday 4th – Monday 26th February. Includes screenings of Aguirre: Wrath of God, The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Nosferatu The Vampyre, and Fitzcarraldo. Click here for listings and more info.

Reviews

‘Account of the German film-maker’s singular career takes in numerous starry admirers but also is a portrait of an existential disruptor’
★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘These stories are already the stuff of cinematic legend, but that doesn’t make their retelling any less compelling.’
★★★★
Adam Woodward, Little White Lies

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We showed Werner Herzog: Radical Dreamer between February 3, 2024 and February 8, 2024.

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Today (Saturday 15th June)

15:30

There's Still Tomorrow 15
1h 58m | Italian w/ English subtitles
The arrival of a mysterious letter inspires a housewife to stand up to her husband and imagine a better future for her family in this sweeping, record-breaking Italian melodrama.

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18:15

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 18
1h 23m
Back on the big screen for the film's 50th anniversary, Tobe Hooper's gritty and transgressive folk-horror slasher movie set out in the American sticks. Who will survive, and what will be left of them?

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20:30

The Beast 15
2h 27m | French w/ English subtitles
As a woman (Léa Seydoux) undergoes a procedure to rid her DNA of all feelings, she crosses paths with a man from her past lives. An ambitious dystopian sci-fi from acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello.

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Tomorrow (Sunday 16th June)

14:30

Army of Shadows 12A
2h 25m | French w/ English subtitles
A group of French resistance fighters battle against the Nazis in German-controlled Marseilles as well as suspicion amongst their own ranks in Jean-Pierre Melville's gripping wartime thriller.

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17:30

Slow 15
1h 48m | Lithuanian w/ English subtitles
A dancer and a sign language interpreter redefine what intimacy means for their relationship when one of them reveals that they are asexual in this award-winning Lithuanian drama.

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20:00

There's Still Tomorrow 15
1h 58m | Italian w/ English subtitles
The arrival of a mysterious letter inspires a housewife to stand up to her husband and imagine a better future for her family in this sweeping, record-breaking Italian melodrama.

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Plan your visit

Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!