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F for Fake

Thursday, November 1, 2018


    35mm Print!

    “Trickery. Deceit. Magic. 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 the world- renowned art forger Elmyr de Hory and his equally devious biographer, Clifford Irving, Welles embarks on a dizzying journey that simultaneously exposes and revels in fakery and fakers of all stripes—not the least of whom is Welles himself. Charming and inventive, F for Fake is an inspired prank and a clever examination of the essential duplicity of cinema.” – Criterion Collection

    Screening as part of our retrospective series “Directed by Orson Welles,” from Oct 26 through Nov 1.

    • Country France/Iran/West Germany
    • Language English, French, and Spanish
    • Year 1973
    • Running Time 89 minutes
    • Director Orson Welles
    • Writer Orson Welles
    • Editor Marie-Sophie Dubus, Dominique Engerer, Orson Welles
    • Cinematographer Francois Reichenbach
    • Cast Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, Francois Reichenbach, Elmyr de Hory, Clifford Irving