QUEEN OF THE DESERT
North American Premiere
Nicole Kidman stars in the true story of British explorer, cartographer and archaeologist Gertrude Bell, who, after the fall of the Ottoman Empire, worked with Winston Churchill to draw and define the modern borders of the Middle East. Legendary director Werner Herzog's epic odyssey recounts Bell's extraordinary tale with style and aplomb. Bell's life — which until now had been lost to history — is full of romance, intrigue and courage. Alongside an incredible supporting cast, Kidman disappears into the role of Bell to deliver a performance of quiet conviction. — Lane Kneedler
One of the great filmmakers of New German Cinema, Werner Herzog’s career has spanned more than four decades, with landmark films in both narrative and documentary. His films, which often look at man’s existential relationship with nature, include AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD; NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE; FITZCARRALDO; and GRIZZLY MAN.