Hertzog’s “Heart of Glass”

VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS | FRI, JAN 11, 2013 | 6:30 – 9 pm

Film and Talk:
Werner Herzog’s Heart of Glass with Glass Artist Paul Marioni
“Heart of Glass” tells the story of an 18th-century Bavarian glassblowing village whose inhabitants spiral into collective madness when they lose their secret formula for ruby-red glass. Herzog directed this rarely seen but mesmerizing film using techniques no one had ever considered, including hypnotizing the actors. 1976; 94 min; subtitled.

Following the screening, preeminent glass artist Paul Marioni discusses the film as well as his own works, which are often inspired by dreams. Mr. Marioni is a pioneer in the Studio Glass Movement with colleague Dale Chihuly. http://www.vmfa.museum/Films/

$8 (VMFA members $5) 804.340.1405 or http://www.VMFA.museum
This event complements the special exhibition Chihuly at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
The VMFA Film Series is sponsored in part by RBC Wealth Management.

More  information on this event from Hobart Cornell, Critic-at-large.

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