Werner Herzog crafts a requiem celebrating the legacy of Katia and Maurice Krafft (also the subject of hit 2022 documentary Fire of Love), legendary French volcanologists who filmed volcanoes and risked their lives to shoot the most spectacular eruptions of the 20th century.
On June 3, 1991, a cloud of superheated gases and particles descended at over 100 miles per hour from the peak of the Mount Unzen in Japan, instantly killing the two volcanologists.
The Kraffts left an archive of over 200 hours of footage, unprecedented in its spectacular and hypnotic beauty. Filmmaker Werner Herzog, who had access to the entire archive, created a requiem celebrating the legacy of Katia and Maurice Krafft.
The Monday, February 12 screening will feature an introduction by film critic and programmer Alicia Fletcher.
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