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The Eyes of Orson Welles + Q&A (12A)

12 August

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
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Followed by a Q&A with director Mark Cousins.

Granted exclusive access to hundreds of private drawings and paintings by Orson Welles, filmmaker Mark Cousins dives deep into the visual world of this legendary director and actor, to reveal a portrait of the artist as he’s never been seen before – through his own eyes, sketched with his own hand, painted with his own brush. Executive produced by Michael Moore, The Eyes of Orson Welles brings vividly to life the passions, politics and power of this brilliant 20th-century showman, and explores how the genius of Welles still resonates today in the age of Trump, more than 30 years after his death.

looks deep into the soul of an artist

★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Additional screenings

This is a special preview screening with a Q&A. The film also plays at GFT from 17-23 August.

Full listings

  • Director Mark Cousins
  • Certificate 12A: moderate sex references, language
  • Running time 1h50m
  • Country UK
  • Year of Production 2018
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