Win Tickets to the Werner Herzog Retrospective in Toronto!

Lo and behold, there’s a new Werner Herzog doc coming to town. In anticipation of the upcoming release of Herzog’s Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World, the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema wants moviegoers to experience the wild and crazy world of Werner Herzog through a seven-film retrospective. The series includes the Herzog docs, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Encounters at the End of the World, My Best Fiend, Wheel of Time and Burden of Dreams, plus some essential Herzog drama. The retrospective runs in Toronto August 6-11 and lucky readers have a chance to win a four-pack of tickets to the series! Answer the trivia below to enter!

Synopsis: Herzog and his frequent leading man/muse Klaus Kinski had a tempestuous bond, to say the least. “People think we had a love-hate relationship,” said Herzog. “Well, I did not love him, nor did I hate him. We had mutual respect for each other, even as we both planned each other’s murder.”

We screen the two most famous and dangerous-to-make films from their partnership: Fitzcarraldo and Aguirre, the Wrath of God. Behind the scenes, Les Blank documented the making of Fitzcarraldo in the astonishing Burden of Dreams and Herzog reflects on his work with Kinski in My Best Fiend. With the dry voiceovers and straightforward approach that he has become so beloved for, Herzog takes us into caves with 32,000-year-old artwork in Cave of Forgotten Dreams, amongst the workers living in Antarctica in Encounters at the End of the World, and face-to-face with the Dalai Lama at a Buddhist pilgrimage in Wheel of Time. (Courtesy of the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema)

Thanks to the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, POV has one four-pack of tickets to the Werner Herzog retro to give away! This pack allows winners to pick four films from the series. All you have to do to enter is answer the following question:

As chronicled in a short documentary, Werner Herzog ate which of the following items after losing a bet to Errol Morris?

a) His pet cat, Matilda
b) Timothy Treadwell
c) His shoe
d) His Best Director prize from Cannes

Send your answer and full name to info[at] with the subject ‘Herzog’. Contest closes Tuesday, August 2 at noon.

Bonus entries go to anyone who shares this contest on Facebook and Twitter.

The Werner Herzog retrospective runs Aug. 6-11 at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema.

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World opens at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema on August 12.

(PS: stay tuned for more Herzoggery and contests!)