Stroszek follows the fortunes of a street performer as he leaves Berlin for America. But once there, he finds it barely the land of opportunity and has to eke out a meagre existence on the barren trailer parks of Wisconsin. Herzog’s first film in America portrays the territory with the same alien, barren inhabitability as his films in the Amazon and Sahara. It’s a film about dreams and dreaming, and what happens when reality intercedes.
The 18:10 screening will be introduced by Andy Willis, Senior Visiting Curator for Film.