Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

1hr 29mins
Directed by
Werner Herzog
Bruce Chatwin

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Werner Herzog turns the camera on himself and his decades-long friendship with the late travel writer Bruce Chatwin, a kindred spirit whose quest for ecstatic truth carried him to all corners of the globe. Herzog’s deeply personal portrait of Chatwin, illustrated with archival discoveries, film clips, and a mound of “brontosaurus skin,” encompasses their shared interest in aboriginal cultures, ancient rituals, and the mysteries stitching together life on earth.

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Plus, Werner Herzog joined us for a livestreamed Q&A on Tuesday, September 8, moderated by Coolidge Program Manager & Director of Special Programming Mark Anastasio. Watch the recording below:

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An encomium to a lost friend. [Herzog] imbues the film with rich narration, unforgettable characters and National Geographic-worthy landscape shots all his own.

Review Author
Rolling Stone
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Larger than life, just as both the director and its subject.

Review Author
Film Threat
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A poignant testament to two friends' shared curiosity about the world.

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The Hollywood Reporter

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