Source: Catholic News Service
Fascinating profile of grizzly bear preservationist Timothy Treadwell, who filmed himself alone in the wilderness over a five-year period as he tried to "make friends" with wild bears and protect them, fully aware of the dangers, until he was killed by a bear in 2003. German director Werner Herzog explores the life and death of a man by turns passionate, eccentric and childlike -- using much of Treadwell's own footage -- to which he added the recollections of Treadwell's parents, colleagues and girlfriends. The result is a compulsively absorbing psychological study of an obsessed man, alternately admired and disparaged by those who knew him, as much as a nature documentary. Profanity, much rough language including repeated use of the f-word, some sexual musings, irreligious grumblings, animal violence, and gruesome description of his death (not shown). The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted.
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