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Orson Welles: A Centennial Celebration and Symposium

When: Wed., April 29, 7 p.m., Thu., April 30, 2 & 7 p.m., Fri., May 1, 3 & 8 p.m., Sat., May 2, 3, 7 & 9:30 p.m. and Sun., May 3, 3 & 6:30 p.m. 2015

Be there or be a neanderthal for this weekend-long celebration of all things Welles. Here’s what we’re excited to see: Chuck Workman’s new documentary Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (April 30, 2 p.m.), with Workman in attendance. A double feature (April 30, 7 p.m.) of the rarely seen The Immortal Story and the brilliant, visionary F for Fake. The first screening around these parts of Welles’ recently discovered “first” film, Too Much Johnson (May 1, 3 p.m.), filmed to accompany a 1938 stage production. A program (May 2, 3 p.m.) of rare and unreleased Welles footage. And a panel discussion on The Other Side of the Wind (May 1, 8 p.m.), Welles’ unfinished film about life in Hollywood that may finally make it to the screen this year (though Welles fans have been hearing that line for decades). And we haven’t even mentioned the symposium, which did require advance registration; all screenings are open to the public, but we’d suggest calling ahead to find out what talks or discussions are open to those without stinkin’ badges.

Wednesday, April 29, 2pm registration begins:

The Magnificent Ambersons
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles
The Immortal Story/F for Fake
Too Much Johnson
Unreleased/Rare Welles Footage
Touch of Evil
The Trial
Confidential Report/Mr. Arkadin

More information here.

Price: Free to $3

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