Orson Welles' F for Fake
Thursday, January 27 at 7:30pm
Members $9 / Public $13 Includes Reception / No Refunds
Guest Speaker: T.B.A.
Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In Orson Welles' free-form documentary F for Fake, the
legendary filmmaker (and self-described charlatan) gleefully engages the central
preoccupation of his careerâ"the tenuous line between truth and illusion, art and lies.
Beginning with portraits of world-renowned art forger Elmyr de Hory and his equally
devious biographer, Clifford Irving, Welles embarks on a dizzying cinematic journey
that simultaneously exposes and revels in fakery and fakers of all stripesâ"not the least
of whom is Welles himself. Charming and inventive, F for Fake is an inspired prank and
a searching examination of the essential duplicity of cinema. USA, 1973, 89 min.
Exhilarating, hilarious, and marvellously idiosyncratic, F for Fake comes to us from that late
period of Orson Welles' cinema which, although perhaps less widely known than his Hollywood
years, nevertheless found one of the movies' greatest masters at the top of his powers.
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