I'm a bona fide geek about German director Werner Herzog . I love the drawn out drama of his feature movies like Fitzcarraldo (and the awesome accompanying book about all the insanity that happened around its making); the subtle warmth and wry humor of his documentaries ( Grizzly Man , Encounters at the End of the World ); and his random feature films (like The Wild Blue Yonder , a stunning combo of real astronaut and underwater footage).
So I'm really excited that San Francisco was selected to be the city to premiere Herzog's latest doc, Happy People: A Year in the Taiga . The movie focuses on people who live far off the grid in northern Russia. It's one of the featured films at the San Francisco Green Film Festival, and will play on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the Embarcadero Center Cinema. You can grab tickets here , and browse the full schedule too.