I have decide to change how I go about offering online content for my Dinner and a Doc events. Rather than posting it on my course website, which basically functions like a glorified blog for this material in any case, I will be posting information for upcoming Dinner and a Doc nights here, where it can also be more naturally linked to the other writing that I do on documentary.
This coming Saturday, February 14th, we will be screening Werner Herzog’s Little Dieter Needs to Fly, the story of Dieter Dengler, a young German boy who watches Allied bombers destroy his village during World War II and decides that he needs to be a pilot. He moves to the United States, becomes a pilot for the Navy, and is sent to Vietnam, where he is shot down over Loas and held as a prisoner for some time. Herzog accompanies Dengler as he returns to the jungle and tries to come to terms with his past, creating an intimate portrait of a remarkable life.
The event will be at my place, 130 Dublin Street, Guelph, and all are welcome, though I do appreciate an email to let me know that you will be coming. We will eat at about 5:30 and begin the film at about 6:00. I hope to see some of you there.