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Running Time:
1 hour, 43 minutes

Rating: R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.

Rating Explanation:
for language

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
A beautiful, bizarre, and fascinating documentary.

Additional Info:
BVD Features: "In the Edges: The Grizzly Man Session," a 50-minute documentary on the making of the film's music; 16:9 widescreen version; 2.0 Dolby Surround; Scene selections; Englich closed captions; Spanish subtitles.

Grizzly Man
Acclaimed director Werner Herzog (Aguirre: The Wrath of God) explores the life and death of amateur grizzly bear expert and wildlife preservationist Timothy Treadwell. Treadwell lived among the bears for thirteen summers, and filmed his adventures in the wild during his final five seasons, apparently with the intention of creating a wildlife documentary. In October 2003, Treadwell's remains, along with those of his girlfriend, were discovered near their campsite in Alaska's Katmai National Park and Reserve. They had been mauled and devoured by a grizzly, the first known victims of a bear attack in the park.

Herzog uses Treadwell's own startling documentary footage to paint a nuanced portrait of a complex and compelling figure while exploring larger questions about the uneasy relationship between man and nature. This fascinating documentary is full of spectacular footage of enormous grizzlies hunting, playing and fighting just feet from Treadwell and his camera. Even more fascinating are the times Treadwell turns the camera on himself, alternately testifying to his almost religious love for the grizzlies and revealing less exalted, all too human emotions, including vanity, rage, paranoia and loneliness. Herzog explores not only the mystery of wild nature, but also the mystery of human nature as he chronicles Treadwell's final years in the wilderness.

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