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The movie intersperses observations and speculations on Welles's life and work with long looks at his graphic pieces. These are fascinating.
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The Eyes of Orson Welles

Cinema historian Mark Cousins (The Story of Film: An Odyssey) charts the unknown territory of the imagination of one of the twentieth century’s most revolutionary artists. Granted unprecedented access to hundreds of sketches, drawings, and paintings by Orson Welles -- tantalizing, never-before-seen glimpses into the filmmaker’s rich inner life -- Cousins sheds new light on the experiences, dreams, desires, and obsessions that fueled his creativity and inspired his masterpieces. Playful, profound, and as daringly iconoclastic as its subject, The Eyes of Orson Welles is a one-of-a-kind work of visual archaeology, a fresh way of looking at a cinematic giant whose singular worldview—fiercely humanist, defiantly antiauthoritarian—resonates now more urgently
than ever.

Played at

Royal, 3.22.19 - 3.28.19
Rated NR
Runtime: 115 min
Language: English
FEATURED REVIEW: Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com
In making a feature-length documentary about director, actor and pop culture icon Orson Welles, Mark Cousins did not choose an easy path for himself. There are already many written biographies and long magazines pieces about Welles, some of which are considered classics, and nearly a...