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Fitzcarraldo at La Villette

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Fitzcarraldo_pl1 Join VINGT paris on a warm summer's evening this August for the finale of this year's 'Cinéma en plein air' (free outdoor cinema).

From 15 July till 16 August, 27 films will be projected on a giant screen in the grass triangle, at Parc de la Villette, Paris' largest park located in the 19th arrondissement.

This summer the films include numerous adventure classics such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Into the Wild and Forbidden Planet. Films are shown in their original versions with French subtitles. 

We've chosen the 1982 film Fitzcarraldo, written and directed by Werner Herzog, starring Klaus Kinski as the title character - derived from a real-life story of Peruvian rubber baron Carlos Fitzcarrald. The film portrays the baron, an Irishman called Fitzcarraldo in Peru, who has to pull a steamship over a steep hill in order to access a rich rubber territory. 

For the gathering, you should bring; things to sit on, food and drinks, and warmer clothes for cooler temperatures when the sun goes down. You can also rent a deck chair for 6,50 euros.
RSVP on our meetup group.

 Fitzcarraldo, Werner Herzog, Sunday 16 August 2009, meet from 8pm.

Program and schedule here or read more on summer at La Villette.

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Comments

i am so there!

The book by Werner Herzog just came out about the making of the film: "Conquest of the Useless"

http://www.amazon.fr/Conquest-Useless-Reflections-Making-Fitzcarraldo/dp/0061575534

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