Thursday, June 27

Special Engagements ArchiveRarities (past events)Staff Picks (past events)The Eyes of Orson Welles

F for Fake

Companion Feature to THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES

1973 • dir Orson Welles • 88 min • 35mm

In this free-form sort-of documentary by Welles, the legendary filmmaker (and self-described charlatan) gleefully reengages with the central preoccupation of his career: the tenuous lines between illusion and truth, art and lies. Charming and inventive, F FOR FAKE is an inspired prank and a clever examination of the essential duplicity of cinema.

Staff Pick: Joey

“For all its nods, winks and witty asides, it’s a richly personal work, picking over the questions every creative artist must eventually ask: Am I ‘for real’? Does it matter? And what is all this work worth, anyway?”
– Tom Huddleston, Time Out

“As grand, multitudinous, and original as Welles himself.”
– Richard Brody, New Yorker

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Thursday 6/27
at 5:00, 9:30 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.