The Eyes of Orson Welles

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:00pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette St, NYC

Doors 11:30am | Screening 12pm

This event screens as a Third Thursday Matinee for Seniors, dedicated to those 62+ (but open to all), featuring a documentary film with closed captioning and an invigorating conversation to follow, allowing you to further engage with the film and one another! Hosted at noon on the third Thursday of every month during a DCTV Presents season.

The Film

Directed by Mark Cousins / 2018 / 115 min

Visionary cinema historian Mark Cousins (The Story of Film: An Odyssey) charts the unknown territory of the imagination of one of the twentieth century’s most revolutionary artists. Granted unprecedented access to hundreds of sketches, drawings, and paintings by Orson Welles—tantalizing, never-before-seen glimpses into the filmmaker’s rich inner life—Cousins sheds new light on the experiences, dreams, desires, and obsessions that fueled his creativity and inspired his masterpieces. Playful, profound, and as daringly iconoclastic as its subject, The Eyes of Orson Welles is a one-of-a-kind work of visual archaeology, a fresh way of looking at a cinematic giant whose singular worldview—fiercely humanist, defiantly antiauthoritarian—resonates now more urgently than ever.

Special Guest

Foster Hirsch is a film historian and author of 16 books related to theatre and movies. Foster specializes in the Hollywood studio era, 1930–1960s, and is currently teaching at Brooklyn College while working on his latest opus.


Free popcorn included! Doors 11:30am | Screening 12pm.

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This event is part of the Spring 2019 season of DCTV Presents, DCTV’s signature screening and event series that champions groundbreaking nonfiction film.

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