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Academy Award winning director to speak at USF

TAMPA, Fla. -- The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences is hosting Werner Herzog, a world-renowned German film director, as he discusses his work. Herzog also will be showing his new film project to attendees. The event is at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in ISA 1051 and is open to USF students, faculty, staff and Tampa Bay cineastes.

Born in Munich, Germany in 1942, Herzog is also a writer of books and screenplays and an actor. Herzog made his first film in 1961 and has written, produced and directed more than 50 feature and documentary films, and directed more than 10 operas. He also has won an Academy Award, Golden Globe, a Sundance Film Festival Award, an Emmy, and numerous other film awards.

Herzog’s latest film, “Into the Abyss,” which is a documentary about two death row inmates in Texas, will be released soon in the United States.

The event has free parking and has no admission fee. The event is sponsored by The German Embassy, USF Humanities Institute, and the Departments of Communication, English, History, Humanities and Cultural Studies and World Languages.


Filed under:Arts and Sciences Events Humanities and Cultural Studies World Languages Humanities Institute 
Author: D'Anna Fiorelli