NBD, just the two most famous documentary directors in the world hugging underneath a rainbow.
The two were photographed at the Telluride Film Festival, and the picture comes via Instagram, courtesy of Tom Quinn at Radius Films. After teaming up to executive produce Act of Killing at last year’s festival, Morris and Herzog were both in town to premiere separate films this year:
This year, Mr. Herzog brought a new nonfiction film “Death Row” to a festival that has traditionally had a strong documentary presence. Errol Morris was here with “The Unknown Known,” in which the former defense secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld submits to Mr. Morris’s characteristically relentless questioning. [NYTimes]
Anyway, great picture. You normally don’t see Herzog this happy, unless he’s strangling a chicken or filming a subject’s eyes as they ponder the futility of existence.
“I don’t like za feelink uff sunlight on my shkin or on my celluloid.” -Werner Herzog, Encounters at the End of the World.
Here’s the trailer for The Unknown Known, Morris’s documentary about Donald Rumsfeld. I don’t know that I could look at his face for that long without punching the screen.
[hat tip: Slate]