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From 8-10 January 2010, Werner Herzog will teach a seminar on guerilla filmmaking in a conference room at a Los Angeles hotel.

Still from Werner Herzog's 1982 cult classic, "Fitzcarraldo."

Herzog plans to review all of the applications personally, his criteria for the program including:

“The Rogue Film School is not for the faint-hearted; it is for those who have travelled on foot, who have worked as bouncers in sex clubs or as wardens in a lunatic asylum, for those who are willing to learn about lock-picking or forging shooting permits in countries not favoring their projects,” he said. “In short: it is for those who have a sense for poetry. For those who are pilgrims. For those who can tell a story to four-year-old children and hold their attention. For those who have a fire burning within. For those who have a dream.”

The tuition cost is $1450, and prepare to leave all laptops, cell phones, carrier pigeons and anything that records audio or video media at the door.... that is, unless you're THAT guerilla.... "Censorship will be enforced," he told Variety. "There will be no talk of shamans, of yoga classes, nutritional values, herbal teas, discovering your Boundaries, and Inner Growth."

You'll also get a signed copy of "Conquest of the Useless." ?!?!?

Herzog's latest two films, "Bad Lieutenant: Port of New Orleans," and "My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done," recently premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.

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Doug says:
“Someone tell him to come to New York!”
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