Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe

Wednesday, May 1st
8pm
FREE

Join us for the next installment of East of Borneo’s EATS of Borneo series: A special screening of “WERNER HERZOG EATS HIS SHOE” (1980, 20 min.), in memory of the great documentary filmmaker Les Blank who passed away on April 7.

The short documentary features Herzog fulfilling the bet that if his friend Errol Morris completed his film on the subject of pet cemeteries—what would be Morris’s debut release “Gates of Heaven” (1979)—Herzog would eat his shoe. The film follows Herzog as he cooks his own Clarks boots in duck fat and garlic with the help of Alice Waters at Chez Panisse. Following the film, refreshments will be served.

EATS of Borneo is an ongoing series of events focused on food, art, and community.