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Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Director: Werner Herzog


Documentary Feature |  FRANCE |  2010 |  DCP |  90 MIN


For over 20,000 years, Chauvet Cave has been completely sealed off by a fallen rock face. In 1994, scientists discovered the caverns, and found hundreds of pristine paintings within, spectacular artwork dating back over 30,000 years (almost twice as old as any previous finds) to a time when Neanderthals still roamed the earth and cave bears, mammoths, and ice age lions were the dominant populations of Europe. Since then, only a few people have been allowed access into Chauvet Cave, and the true scope of its contents had largely gone unfelt—until Werner Herzog managed to gain access.


Director: Werner Herzog

Producer: Erik Nelson, Adrienne Ciuffo

Cinematographer: Peter Zeitlinger

Editor: Joe Bini, Maya Hawke

Sound: Ernst Reijseger

Music: Eric Spitzer

Director Bio

Werner Herzog was born in Munich and grew up removed from technology in a remote Bavarian village. He worked as a welder to fund production of his first film at age nineteen and has since directed more than fifty features.


Distributor: Sundance Selects

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Print Source

Name: Kim Kalyka

Company: Sundance Selects


Phone: 646-273-7209


Screening Time

Friday March 18



Alamo Lamar B

1120 South Lamar Blvd


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