July 29, 2021

Virtual Film Club – Aguirre, Wrath of God (1972)

Date(s) - 07/29/2021
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado. Written and directed by Werner Herzog.

Each month we pick a culturally significant film for library patrons to watch on Kanopy. Watch the film on your own time, then meet with our virtual film club to discuss the film on Zoom. Registration is required.  Last day to register is July 27th. Email invitations for Zoom will be sent out the day prior to the event. Please check your email spam folder or call the library if you do not see the event invite.

Watch Aguirre, The Wrath Of God | Prime Video


The Courier Online’s recent review. Accessed July 6, 2021.

Roger Ebert’s review from 1999. Accessed July 6, 2021.

The New York Times contemporaneous review from 1977. Accessed July 6, 2021.


Philosophical Films analysis and discussion questions. Accessed July 6, 2021.

de Villiers, Jacques. “Myth, Environment and Ideology in the German Jungle of Aguirre, the Wrath of God.” Accessed July 6, 2021.


Essential Films’ overview of the film with analysis. Accessed July 6, 2021.

Q&A with Director Werner Herzog on Aguirre. Accessed July 6, 2021.

On the Shelf’s long-form review of the film. Accessed July 6, 2021.


Bookings are closed for this event.