'Into the Inferno'
Want to go volcano-spelunking with Werner Herzog? That's the premise of his new documentary/film essay, "co-created" with noted volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer. (Oddly enough, this is one of two projects he has at the fest involving these large, gassy ruptures; see also his narrative feature Salt and Fire.) The pair dive deep into some of the largest active lava-furnaces on the planet in this new project, but this is no gnarly rework of Planet Earth. Because this is Herzog we’re talking about, his press soundbite states that "what we are really chasing is the magical side, the demons, the new gods." You had us at "volcanoes." CB