Coming to theatres this Friday, March 15:
THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES
DOC NYC, Karlovy Vary, Antenna Doc, Haifa, Taipei Golden Horse, Morelia, Dokufest, Melbourne, Biografilm
A new perspective on the creativity of iconic filmmaker Orson Welles.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
Esteemed film historian Mark Cousins (THE STORY OF FILM) takes a novel approach to Orson Welles by studying the legendary filmmaker’s paintings, drawings, and doodles. Granted exclusive access to Welles’ private artwork, Cousins presents an unorthodox portrait, and one informed by the documentarian’s signature personal essayistic approach. Critic Todd McCarthy writes, “Freshly conceived, mordantly whimsical, light on its feet and fleet of mind, THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES rightly makes no extensive claims for Welles’ drawing and painting skills, but positions them honestly as one heretofore overlooked aspect of the man’s polymorphously abundant talent.”