Grizzly Man

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Grizzly Man ★★★½ 2005 (R)

Timothy Treadwell spent 13 summers, beginning in 1990, in the Alaskan wilderness living among grizzly bears until 2003, when he and his girlfriend were killed in a bear attack. Director Herzog is an ideal choice to tell the story of one self-absorbed man's obsession (tinged with madness) as the animals' self-appointed guardian and protector. Herzog includes amateur naturalist Treadwell's video footage as well as interviews and his own narration. 103m/C DVD . USD: Werner Herzog; C: Peter Zeitlinger; M: Richard Thompson. Directors Guild ‘05: Feature Doc. (Herzog); L.A. Film Critics ‘05: Feature Doc.; N.Y. Film Critics ‘05: Feature Doc.; Natl. Soc. Film Critics ‘05: Feature Doc.