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The Eyes of Orson Welles

Theatrical Premiere Run!

Friday, June 21 – Thursday, June 27

2018 • dir Mark Cousins • 115 min • DCP

Visionary 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. – Janus Films

Staff Pick: Dave, Brandon

“A heady, occasionally indulgent, yet entirely new look at the actor and filmmaker through an impressive array of previously unseen artwork.”
– Terri White, Empire

“A digressive, idiosyncratic, and altogether fascinating documentary.”
– Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

“Cousins turns his interpretive gifts and mellifluous delivery to the legend of Orson Welles, and achieves the impossible – he makes it new.”
– Kevin Maher, Times (UK)

“[A] wayward, very indulgent but deeply felt love letter to Orson Welles.”
– Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Ticket Information:

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Friday 6/21
at 4:30, 7:00, 9:30 PM
Saturday 6/22
at 2:00, 7:00, 9:30 PM
Sunday 6/23
at 12:00, 7:00, 9:30 PM
Monday 6/24
at 4:30, 7:00, 9:30 PM
Tuesday 6/25
at 8:30 PM
Wednesday 6/26
at 8:00 PM
Thursday 6/27
at 7:00 PM

Brattle passes accepted. Special, Usher, and Producer members may reserve seats in advance [instructions]. Regular & Dual Members may redeem passes at the box office pending availability.