Under the Influence of Orson Welles and the Maysles Brothers
In Celebration of the Centennial of Orson Welles' Birth and in Tribute to Albert Maysles
Orson Welles In Spain
Albert and David Maysles, 1966, 10 min
Orson Welles pitches to potential investors his vision of a largely improvised bullfighter movie about an existential, James Dean type, troubadour who set himself apart from other matadors.
F For Fake
Orson Welles, 1975, 88 min
In F for Fake, A free-form sort-of documentary by Orson 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. Beginning with portraits of art forger Elmyr De Hory and his equally devious biographer, Clifford Irving, F for Fake is an inspired prank and a clever examination of the essential duplicity of cinema.