Orson Welles Double Feature! F FOR FAKE is Welles' delightful essay on the nature of illusion, focusing on all types of fakery and fakers. CITIZEN KANE is the director's protean debut, in which he also stars as a Hearst-like newspaper tycoon.
F FOR FAKE
1974, Janus Films, 85 min, USA, Dir: Orson Welles
Orson Welles appears as «himself» (but which self? Master director? Magician? Media manipulator?) in this delightful essay on the nature of illusion, focusing on all types of fakery and fakers, including notorious art forger Elmyr de Hory and fraudulent Howard Hughes biographer Clifford Irving. With Oja Kodar and Peter Bogdanovich.
1941, Warner Bros., 119 min, USA, Dir: Orson Welles
Orson Welles was only 25 when he directed this masterpiece, and it remains one of the most phenomenal motion pictures ever made. Welles also stars as Charles Foster Kane, a ruthless man who built a newspaper publishing empire and a character supposedly modeled after the real-life William Randolph Hearst. Trailblazing in so many respects, from Gregg Toland’s complex camera and lighting to Bernard Herrmann’s score to one of the finest ensemble casts (including Joseph Cotten, Everett Sloane and Agnes Moorehead) ever assembled. With an Academy Award-winning script by Welles and Herman J. Mankiewicz.
Screening format: 35mm (F FOR FAKE), DCP (CITIZEN KANE)
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