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'Cave of Forgotten Dreams' at Little Theatre

by Tonya Durlach

Aug. 4, 2011 | WMU News

Photo of Chauvet cave painting, lions.
Chauvet cave painting, lions
KALAMAZOO--Kalamazoo Film Society presents Werner Herzog's documentary "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" Friday through Sunday, Aug. 12-14, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University.

Show times are 7 and 9 p.m. Friday; 4:30, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30, 5 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5.

In "Cave of Forgotten Dreams," master filmmaker Herzog journeys to the remote Chauvet Pont d'Arc cave in southern France. He takes viewers along as he films inside the Chauvet, capturing the oldest known cave paintings. Herzog uses 3D video technology to uncover one of the most significant prehistoric art sites, and makes a connection more than 30,000 years old.

"Cave of Forgotten Dreams" is shown in English, German and French with English subtitles. The 2010 film has a run time of 90 minutes, and is rated G.

Parking and directions

The Little Theatre is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Lane on WMU's East Campus. Free off-street parking is available behind the theatre.

For more information, visit, contact the Kalamazoo Film Society at, or call the Little Theatre movie line at (269) 387-8221.