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F FOR FAKE
April 13 @ 19:30 - 22:00
F FOR FAKE screens at Ealing Town Hall (13 APR 19:30):
Film showing, then followed by Club member’s critical appreciation to prompt audience comments and discussion. Light refreshments available.
F For Fake (1973)
85 minutes / Certificate PG / In English
Directed by Orson Welles
Orson Welles plays host and unreliable narrator in this discursive documentary, where he wonders and wanders, while musing on matters of art, creativity, truth and reality. He opens cases of authenticity and authorship: hoaxes involving a bogus biography of Howard Hughes; forged Picasso paintings; and radio broadcasts of Martian invasions. Editing together existing footage, home-movies and staged scenes, Welles connects his career memories, buzzing ideas and some sleight of hand into inventive, playful cinema.
One of his final completed projects as director, he called it “a new kind of film,” while the BFI’s Geoff Andrew says, “it’s absolutely spellbinding.”
Voted 15th Greatest Documentary of All Time in Sight and Sound’s critics poll.