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Herzog Has Best Documentary Debut Of His Career

Written by: FFT Webmaster | May 2nd, 2011

Werner Herzog, the German director who moves from fiction to documentaries with uncommon ease and grace, is seeing the biggest numbers yet for his latest documentary project which opened this past weekend. CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS, his pioneering 3D exploration of the pre-historic cave paintings of the famed Chauvet Caves in Southern France has grossed an estimated $130,000 in its first weekend, making it one of the strongest documentary performers grosser of the year so far. IFC Films, which is distributing both a 2D and 3D version of the film, did not release the film day-and-date on VOD, which is its general policy. This has been done to beef up the national rollout of the 3D version this month and to keep interest levels high in attending the film in theatrical performances. This is one film that needs to be experienced on a big screen with 3D colored glasses firmly in place.

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