Grizzly Man 2005 M
1.00PM Sat 12 Aug 2017
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
'Grizzly Man' is a unique document about humanity's relationship with the wild and a glimpse into the deep abyss of the human soul. For me this is a story about the human condition, the misery and exhilarations that haunt us, the contradictions within.
A stunning documentary centred around bear activist Timothy Treadwell, who spent 13 summers living in an Alaskan national park in order to spend time with the grizzly bears that resided there. In his stays, he recorded hundreds of hours of footage of the bears and himself, before he and his girlfriend Amie Huguenard were eventually mauled to death in 2003. With Grizzly Man, Herzog fashions together a portrait of Treadwell as an obsessive man whose faith in both himself and the animals he loved was his ultimate downfall. He mixes both Treadwell's own footage with new interviews and information, weaving a devastating, compelling narrative that has empathy for its subject but never deigns to indulge in hollow tribute.
16MM/VIDEO, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 103 MINS, USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: WERNER HERZOG / CINEMATOGRAPHER: PETER ZEITLINGER / EDITOR: JOE BINI / PRODUCTION CO: LIONSGATE FILMS, DISCOVERY DOCS, REAL BIG PRODUCTION / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: LIONSGATE ENTERTAINMENT / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP
M | Moderate coarse language, Adult themes