Lessons of Darkness


Dir. Werner Herzog (1990).
This portrait of post–Gulf War Kuwait reveals the place as a blazing inferno, an evocation of pure hell on earth. Lakes of oil and fields of fire transform the desert into a surreal nightmare world as Wagner and Mahler provide an elegiac musical backdrop.

Sat., Feb. 13, 7:45 p.m.; Mon., Feb. 15, 4 p.m., 2010

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