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Movies at the Museum: The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974)

Nov 27, 2019
7:00 PM
637 E. Hyman Ave

Movies at the Museum: Anthropology of the Ordinary

The AAM and Aspen Film present three documentaries in concert with Abraham Cruzvillegas: Hi, how are you, Gonzo? Each film celebrates the ingenuity and variation that arise from unfavorable circumstances.

About the Film

The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974)
Directed by Werner Herzog
45 min

This film presents a psychological study of an iconoclastic silver medal–winning Olympic ski jumper, whose quiet demeanor as a carpenter betrays his obsession of flying farther down the hill than any other.

AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund. Additional funding in 2018–19 is provided by the Laffey-McHugh Foundation. Additional support for Movies at the Museum is provided by the Etkin Family Digital Media and Moving Image Fund.