THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND
First show: November 02
35 mm show added Sat, 11/10!
Orson Welles’ last & long-unfinished film is quite possibly his most ambitious. An historic cinematic treasure premiering on the big screen.
Joe McBride, who acted in the film from the 1st day of shooting in 1970 until the last in ‘76, and has been fund raising for its completion & serving as a consultant to the producers ever since, will briefly introduce the 11/2 show!
November 2nd & 3rd Shows Presented
“The Holy Grail for zealous film buffs, the long-awaited bookend for Citizen Kane, an attempt by a venerated veteran to make a New Hollywood film, a presumed career capstone thwarted by the director’s own long-debated fear/difficulty of completion along with decades of squabbling over rights and ownership, at one point involving intimates of the Shah of Iran — these are just a few of the ways to describe The Other Side of the Wind, which has languished in limbo for 48 years as the final dramatic feature film by Orson Welles that, for myriad reasons, he was never able to finish.
But, lo and behold, here it is, at long last and against massive odds, a work largely edited by other hands but that still feels expressive of the perennial themes and late career style the great one applied to this kaleidoscopic look at the final day in the life of a rugged old Hollywood director. Like Kane, but in an entirely different style, this is the story of an eminent man’s clouded legacy being investigated and assessed, to necessarily incomplete ends. Wellesians will vigorously debate the aesthetic results of this torturously achieved accomplishment but, to the credit of those who, against daunting odds and nearly a half-century’s worth of obstacles, arduously pushed this project to completion, the end result feels like a plausible fulfillment of the style Welles himself established for it.
Buffs will want to experience the film on the big screen.” – Todd McCarthy.
Directed by Orson Welles. Written by Orson Welles Oja Kodar. Produced by Orson Welles, Dominique Antoine, Andrés Vicente Gómez, Frank Marshall & Filip Jan Rymsza. Edited by Bob Murawski & Orson Welles. Cinematography by Gary Grave. Shot on 35mm, 16mm, Super 8 in B&W and Color. With John Huston, Bob Random, Peter Bogdanovich, Susan Strasberg & Oja Kodar. DCP. 122 mins.
NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.
FREE OR DISCOUNTED FOR MEMBERS
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND: Upcoming Showtimes