Conquest of the Useless

Filmmaker Werner Herzog shares the diaries he compiled during the production of his 1982 film "Fitzcarraldo." His book, Conquest of the Useless, vividly recounts the emotional, physical and psychological toll exacted by moving a 320-ton steamship over a hill in the Peruvian jungle without the use of any special effects.

Event: Werner Herzog will be at
McNally Jackson Bookstore
52 Prince Street
Friday, June 26, at 7:00 pm