Last Day at Silverdocs…

…I watched the film I was most interested to see, Walking to Werner. It’s about young filmmaker Linas Phillips and his mission to walk 1200 miles from his home in Seattle to Herzog’s home in Los Angeles, an homage to Herzog’s infamous walk from Germany to France to see his dying friend Lotte Eisner. Unfortunately Herzog’s not home, but as they say, it’s all about the journey. He meets a lot of strange persons along the way, as you might imagine, and has his share of hardships and triumphs, freeways and scenic beach roads, ticks and poison oak. It’s an unabashedly sentimental and sweet and inspirational road movie, made by an adorably sweet young man, who is just as adorable and sweet in person. It was very enjoyable to watch, if a bit long, but will certainly inspire you to get off your ass and do something, anything, that you want to do, no matter how ridiculous.

4 Responses to “Last Day at Silverdocs…”

  1. David Chien
    June 20th, 2006 | 4:34 pm

    wow, the movie sounds more and more interesting everytime i read something about it. any idea if werner himself is aware of the movie (and, if that is the case, whether or not he has met the filmmaker)?

  2. June 20th, 2006 | 5:03 pm

    yeah herzog’s voice makes an appearance at the end of the film, though not his image. and in the Q&A afterward phillips said after he was done shooting he met herzog at a screening in seattle, and he has since seen the film.

  3. guy
    June 20th, 2006 | 7:44 pm

    i want to see that movie, too…

    and i really like your new blog design.

  4. June 20th, 2006 | 8:30 pm

    thanks! i was forced into a redesign due to a server meltdown and switchover, but i like the result.

    and i think you’d like this movie .