The Eyes of Orson Welles
Director: Mark Cousins
2018, UK, 115 mins., Digital Cinema, NR
This new Orson Welles doc charts the unknown territory of the imagination of one of the twentieth century’s most revolutionary artists. The film opens up hundreds of never seen before sketches, drawings, and paintings by Welles.
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.