Back in April, Paul Holdengräber interviewed David Lynch in front of a sold-out crowd at BAM. For his follow-up discussion, Holdengräber has landed a subject that some would argue is even more unpredictable: German filmmaker Werner Herzog (Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Fitzcarraldo). Though Herzog’s films are bizarre enough in their own rights — featuring unhinged performers like Nicolas Cage (Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call — New Orleans) and, much more frequently, Klaus Kinski tearing up the screen in his fiction work — the director himself is also a notoriously strange and fascinating interview subject. With a little luck, his in-person appearance at BAM will lead to a classic new Herzog quote that can rival this choice excerpt from Herzog on Herzog: “Look into the eyes of a chicken and you will see real stupidity. It is a kind of bottomless stupidity, a fiendish stupidity.”

Thu., Sept. 4, 4 & 8 p.m., 2014