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A Grumble From The Jungle

January 14, 2017

All stories are old. The only thing new is you. – Alvin Ailey

Werner Herzog chose Klaus Kinski to play his mad conquistidor, who descends from the Andes to journey down the Amazon River in Aguiire, Wrath of God in search of gold, glory, and eternal youth.

Francis Coppola flirted with an emotional breakdown, (Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, and studio heads), as he struggled to realize his hallucinatory vision along the Mekong River searching for Conrad’s heart of darkness in Apocalypse Now [Redux].

Now Ciro Guerra beckons us to dream the dream of the shaman, Karamakate, in his Embrace of the Serpent. This time, informed by Karamakate’s POV, we are tasked with earning the right to dream the shaman’s dream precisely so that we can once again walk our earth with integrity. Over the span of forty years and two centuries, Karamakate loses his way only to rediscover it, his journey twice told.


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