MEETING GORBACHEV

May 6 - 31, 2019

12:30   2:30   4:40   7:00   9:00

Now playing for an ongoing engagement

DIRECTED BY WERNER HERZOG AND ANDRÉ SINGER

“Here was a man who changed the course of the twentieth century and whose actions transformed the world I grew up in.” – Werner Herzog. Iconic filmmaker Werner Herzog (GRIZZLY MAN, CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS) trains his camera and mellifluous narration on one of the greatest living politicians, Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev – the visionary former General Secretary of the U.S.S.R. Now 87 and battling illness, Gorbachev is nonetheless wide-ranging and revealing in his interviews with Herzog, illuminating his experience in shaping the end of the Cold War (including the cessation of Soviet control of Eastern Europe), the reunification of Germany, and his negotiations with the U.S. to end nuclear proliferation. All of which he achieved in just six years. One diplomat sums up Gorbachev’s approach: “The process went so quickly that… opponents were overcome by the reality of the situation.”

UK / US / GERMANY   2018   91 MINS.   1091 MEDIA