Encounters at the End of the World


1h 39m 2007

Brief Synopsis

Filmmaker Werner Herzog travels to the Antarctic community of McMurdo Station, on Ross Island, the headquarters for the National Science Foundation and home to eleven hundred people during the austral summer. McMurdo is a gathering place for people who want to step off the map and where everyone see

Film Details

MPAA Rating
G
Genre
Documentary
Nature
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Creative Differences Productions
Distribution Company
RLJ Entertainment, Inc./ThinkFilm; Benelux Film Distributors; Revolver; Revolver Entertainment; Rlj Entertainment, Inc.; Rlj Entertainment, Inc.; Thinkfilm

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Synopsis

Filmmaker Werner Herzog travels to the Antarctic community of McMurdo Station, on Ross Island, the headquarters for the National Science Foundation and home to eleven hundred people during the austral summer. McMurdo is a gathering place for people who want to step off the map and where everyone seem to be full-time travelers and part-time workers. Beyond the settlement, Herzog ventures from the under-ice depths of the Ross Sea to the brink of the Mount Erebus volcano. Over the course of his journey, nature in the wild shares equal time with human nature and he encounters many a colorful character along the way.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
G
Genre
Documentary
Nature
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Creative Differences Productions
Distribution Company
RLJ Entertainment, Inc./ThinkFilm; Benelux Film Distributors; Revolver; Revolver Entertainment; Rlj Entertainment, Inc.; Rlj Entertainment, Inc.; Thinkfilm

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 2008 Spirit Award for Best Documentary by Film Independent (FIND).

Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the 2008 Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States December 2007

Released in United States January 2008

Released in United States June 2008

Released in United States June 27, 2008

Released in United States on Video November 18, 2008

Released in United States September 2007

Released in United States Summer June 11, 2008

Shown at Dubai International Film Festival (Destination Documentary) December 9-16, 2007.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Document) June 18-29, 2008.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (True Stories) January 3-14, 2008.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Documentary Films) May 22-June 15, 2008.

Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival June 16-23, 2008.

Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 31-September 3, 2007.

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 31-September 3, 2007.)

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Documentary Films) May 22-June 15, 2008.)

Released in United States January 2008 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (True Stories) January 3-14, 2008.)

Released in United States June 2008 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Document) June 18-29, 2008.)

Released in United States June 2008 (Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival June 16-23, 2008.)

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Real to Reel) September 6-15, 2007.

Released in United States September 2007 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Real to Reel) September 6-15, 2007.)

Released in United States on Video November 18, 2008

Released in United States December 2007 (Shown at Dubai International Film Festival (Destination Documentary) December 9-16, 2007. )

Released in United States Summer June 11, 2008 (NY)

Released in United States June 27, 2008 (Los Angeles)