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Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

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Overview

Werner Herzog turns the camera on himself and his decades-long friendship with the late author Bruce Chatwin, a kindred spirit whose quest for ecstatic truth carried him to all corners of the globe. Herzog’s deeply personal portrait of Chatwin, illustrated with archival discoveries, film clips, and a mound of “brontosaurus skin,” encompasses their shared interest in aboriginal cultures, ancient rituals, and the mysteries stitching together life on earth.

NOMAD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BRUCE CHATWIN is now playing in select theaters and virtually with local arthouses.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

Official Selection - 2019 Sheffield Doc Fest
Official Selection - 2019 Telluride Film Festival
Spotlight Documentary - 2019 Tribeca Film Festival

4 Stars! “One of the most deeply personal films of [Herzog’s] long and brilliant career.”

Peter Sobczynski

RogerEbert.com

Critic's Pick! “Herzog shoots these sites with the will and skill of a spell caster. No filmmaker uses drone camerawork so lyrically; his flying eye dips and swoops with a piercing curiosity.”

Glenn Kenney

The New York Times

“An encomium to a lost friend. [Herzog] imbues the film with rich narration, unforgettable characters and National Geographic-worthy landscape shots all his own.”

Jason Newman

Rolling Stone

“A poignant testament to two friends' shared curiosity about the world."

John DeFore

The Hollywood Reporter

“Larger than life, just as both the director and its subject.”

Larry Kikta

Film Threat

"Absolutely wonderful. Thanks to Herzog’s creative and thoughtful approach, this will stand out as one of the most impressive biographical documentaries of the genre.”

Sean Boleman

Disappointment Media

Cast & Crew
  • Director : Werner Herzog
  • Writer : Werner Herzog
  • Producers : Steve O'Hagan & Lucki Stipetic
  • Executive Producer : Richard Bright
  • Directors of Photography : Louis Caulfield & Mike Paterson
  • Edited & Mixed by : Marco Capalbo
  • Music Composed and Arranged by : Ernst Reijseger
Technical Info
  • Production Year : 2019
  • Release Date : August 26, 2020
  • Countries of Production : UK
  • Language : English and German with English subtitles
  • Running Time : 89 minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 1.78:1
  • Sound : Stereo
  • Color : Color
  • Rating : Not Rated
Theatrical Engagements
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New York
New York
08/26/2020
Los Angeles
California
08/26/2020
Chicago
Illinois
08/28/2020
Cleveland
Ohio
08/28/2020
Port Townsend
Washington
08/26/2020
Nashville
Tennessee
08/28/2020
Seattle
Washington
08/28/2020
Milwaukee
Wisconsin
08/28/2020
Tacoma
Washington
08/28/2020
Tucson
Arizona
08/28/2020
Camas
Washington
08/26/2020
Buffalo
New York
08/28/2020
Rochester
New York
08/28/2020
Austin
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08/28/2020
Charlottesville
Virginia
08/28/2020
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New Mexico
08/28/2020
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Massachusetts
08/26/2020
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Arizona
08/28/2020
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Pennsylvania
08/28/2020
Kansas City
Missouri
08/28/2020
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Massachusetts
08/28/2020
Keene
New Hampshire
08/28/2020
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08/28/2020
Ambler
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08/28/2020
Princeton
New Jersey
08/28/2020
Doylestown
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08/28/2020
Pleasantville
New York
08/28/2020
Brookline
Massachusetts
08/28/2020
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08/28/2020
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Detroit
Michigan
08/28/2020
San Francisco
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08/28/2020
Silver Spring
Maryland
08/28/2020
Yellow Springs
Ohio
09/11/2020
Boise
Idaho
09/04/2020
Ann Arbor
Michigan
09/04/2020
Juneau
Alaska
09/04/2020
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma
09/07/2020
Montpelier
Vermont
09/04/2020
Davis
California
08/28/2020
Stamford
Connecticut
08/28/2020
Wilmington
Delaware
08/28/2020
Lewes
Delaware
08/28/2020
Sarasota
Florida
08/28/2020
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Massachusetts
08/28/2020
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New York
08/28/2020
Chapel Hill
North Carolina
08/28/2020
Portland
Oregon
08/28/2020
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Utah
08/28/2020
Coral Gables
Florida
08/28/2020
Washington
DC
08/28/2020
San Antonio
Texas
09/11/2020
Santa Barbara
California
08/28/2020
Millerton
New York
08/28/2020
Amherst
Massachusetts
08/28/2020
Harrisburg
Pennsylvania
08/28/2020
Provincetown
Massachusetts
08/28/2020
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DC
08/28/2020
Columbus
Ohio
08/28/2020
Albuquerque
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08/28/2020
Sag Harbor
New York
08/28/2020
Middleburg
Virginia
08/28/2020
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California
08/28/2020
Rhinebeck
New York
08/28/2020
Omaha
Nebraska
08/28/2020
Bryn Mawr
Pennsylvania
08/28/2020
Howell
Michigan
09/02/2020
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North Carolina
09/04/2020
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Washington
09/04/2020
Corvallis
Oregon
09/04/2020
Florence
Oregon
09/04/2020
Detroit
Michigan
09/04/2020
Ithaca
New York
09/04/2020
Allentown
Pennsylvania
09/04/2020
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Florida
09/04/2020
Vancouver
Washington
09/04/2020
Denver
Colorado
09/04/2020
St. Louis
Missouri
09/04/2020
Tallahassee
Florida
09/04/2020
Maitland
Florida
09/11/2020
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Conneticut
09/11/2020
Madison
Wisconsin
09/10/2020
Washington
DC
09/01/2020
Yellow Springs
Ohio
09/11/2020
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Texas
09/11/2020
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Colorado
09/11/2020
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Oregon
09/11/2020
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Illinois
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New Mexico
09/11/2020
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Virginia
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Iowa
09/11/2020
Boulder
Colorado
09/11/2020
Richmond
Virginia
09/11/2020
Washington
DC
09/11/2020
Missoula
Montana
09/11/2020
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