Into the Abyss. 2011. USA/Germany/Great Britain. Directed by Werner Herzog

Into the Abyss. 2011. USA/Germany/Great Britain. Directed by Werner Herzog. 35mm. 107 min.

In 2001 a horrendous triple murder was committed in Conroe, Texas. Michael Perry and Jason Burkett were convicted of killing a mother, her son, and his friend in cold blood. In Into the Abyss, Perry is on death row while Burkett is serving a 40-year sentence. Herzog meets the convicts and asks simple, direct questions about their lives and their heinous actions. There is no doubt about guilt here; Herzog focuses instead on more personal territory, demonstrating skillful restraint and lack of judgment. He also interviews Perry and Burkett’s families and those of the victims.

    1. Thursday, August 9, 2018,
      4:00 p.m.

      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
    2. Saturday, August 4, 2018,
      1:00 p.m.

      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
    3. Saturday, July 21, 2018,
      4:00 p.m.

      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2