An extraordinary feature-length documentary about the messianic German director Werner Herzog struggling against desperate odds in the Amazon basin to make his epic feature, Fitzcarraldo. Roger Ebert declared, "Les Blank's Burden of Dreams is one of the most remarkable documentaries ever made about the making of a movie. There are at least two reasons for that. One is that the movie being made involved some of the most torturous and dangerous on-location shooting experiences in film history. The other is that the documentary is by Les Blank, himself a brilliant filmmaker, who is unafraid to ask difficult questions and portray Herzog, warts and all."