Heart of Glass, set in a picturesque Bavarian village known for producing precious ruby glass, Werner Herzog hypnotized the actors before each scene. The result is surreal, as the actors improvise and portray a town gone mad; that screens this Thursday. The Weirdest German Films I Know and Love continues each Thursday with snacks, drinks and a lecture. Come back July 13 for Fata Morgana (also directed by Herzog and set in a dystopian desert), July 20 for Ticket of No Return (a woman binge-drinks her way across Berlin) and July 27 for Invisible Adversaries (about alien invasion).
6:30 to 9 p.m. July 6. Continuing 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Through July 27. 800 Aurora. For information, call 281-888-9677 or visit 14pews.org. $25 to $150.
We didn't have to fall down a late-night Google search rabbit hole to seek out the most absurd, bizarre and insane flicks from German filmmakers. Dr. Sandy Frieden did that for us and, after 35 years teaching German film at the University of Houston, she knows where those esoteric bodies are buried. During the month of July, 14 Pews is screening four 70s-era classics "guaranteed to mess with your mind." In directing