Theatre of Thought

Theatre of Thought

Sloan Foundation Film

Release Date



  • Werner Herzog


  • 2022, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Film Program: Feature Film Grant

Werner Herzog shows off his fascination with the human brain in his latest documentary.

Werner Herzog sets his sights on yet another mysterious landscape — the human brain — for clues as to why a hunk of tissue can produce profound thoughts and feelings while considering the philosophical, ethical, and social implications of fast-advancing neural technology.

Possible Topics

  • Brain Science
  • Mapping the Human Brain
  • Neural Technology of the Brain

Past Programs


Big plans for brains

Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS

Nervous system disorders

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA

Building blocks of intelligence

Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT