Exploring prehistoric wall paintings in the 'Cave of Forgotten Dreams'

April 29, 2011

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Werner Herzog's 'Cave of Forgotten Dreams' explores prehistoric wall paintings located in the Chauvet cave in Southern France.

Werner Herzog has a tendency to view film as an opportunity to travel from one marvel of the world to another. His new 3-D documentary is no exception. Cave of Forgotten Dreams takes the audience back in time, to a group of prehistoric wall paintings located in the Chauvet cave in southern France. Christy LeMaster took the trippy journey with Herzog – and spoke to host Alison Cuddy about what she saw and felt.

LeMaster is the managing director of IFP Chicago and runs the Nightingale Theatre in Chicago. She also writes about film for Cine-File and joins Eight Forty-Eight monthly to talk about film.

Film info:
Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams opens on Friday, April 29.  The 3D film screens at the AMC River East in Chicago and at Century 12 and CineArts 6 in Evanston.

Water for Elephants is out at a number of area theaters.