Encounters with Werner Herzog at Riverbank

Cinema buffs should clear their diaries the weekend after next and head to Newbridge’s Riverbank.

Cinema buffs should clear their diaries the weekend after next and head to Newbridge’s Riverbank.

Three films by director Werner Herzog, the director responsible for Grizzly Man, Fitzcarraldo and Nosferatu, will be screened as part of a mini-festival called ‘Encounters with Werner Herzog’. French filmmaker François Truffaut once called Herzog “the most important film director alive”.

Cave of Forgotten Dreams will kick off proceedings on Friday night, January 27, at 8pm while on Saturday it’s a double bill with The Wild Blue Yonder at 5pm and Encounters at the End of the World at 8pm. Tickets to the films are €6, or see all three for €12.

There will also be an environmental flavour to the weekend, with a free Eco Unesco workshop for kids between 12pm and 2pm on Saturday, where they can learn to recycle old junk into new items. Family film Arctic Tale will be screened straight afterwards, costing €3 per person.