GRIZZLY MAN

Showings

Scene 1 Tue, Sep 18 6:00 PM
Event Info
Dialogue:post-screening dialogue with Dan Eberl, Traci Hercher and Paul Schmitt.
Series Info
Series:Bijou Film Forum
Film Info
Rating:R
Runtime:100 minutes
Director:Werner Herzog
Year Released:2005
Production Country:USA

Description

Part of Bijou Film Forum series. FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $6.50 for the general public.
Film followed by post screening discussion.

"Treadwell, a failed TV actor, is presented as someone desperate to give and receive love. That he went to such extremes is tragic, but also, in Herzog's sympathetic eyes, deeply human." - Time Out

"Live so much of Herzog's work, both narrative and documentary, this is an engrossing look at obsessive behavior gone terribly awry." - Chicago Reader

"Fascinating as both nature documentary and as a portrait of a narcissistic monomaniac, utterly in keeping with Herzogian type."
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Time Out

This documentary centers on amateur grizzly bear activist Timothy Treadwell, who periodically journeyed to Alaska to study and live with the bears. The outdoorsman and author - along with is partner, Amie Huguenard - was eventually killed and devoured by one of the very animals to whom he had devoted years of study.

Panelists
Dan Eberl is a professor in the Biology Department at the University of Iowa, Dan specializes in a number of biological studies, and is teaching a course on animal behavior this semester.

Traci Hercher is a graduate student in the Cinematic Arts Department at the University of Iowa with a focus on film and video production. Traci has experience as an experimental filmmaker and is also currently teaching a course on non-fiction filmmaking.

Paul Schmitt is an English Ph.D. candidate in the English Department at the University of Iowa with an interest in environmental criticism, ecology, and the interdisciplinary arts.

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