THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND

Special Free Screening! THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND, 2018, Netflix, 122 min. Dir. Orson Welles. Legendary director Jake Hannaford (John Huston) celebrates his 70th birthday – which also happens to be the final day of his life – with a Hollywood party to end all Hollywood parties, a gathering in which the aging filmmaker confronts friends, enemies and his own demons in a whirlwind of vibrant celebration and scathing bitterness. Director Orson Welles calls back to his own CITIZEN KANE with another portrait of a larger-than-life titan, while also riffing on European art cinema of the era and looking forward to the new Hollywood that was already eclipsing his own. Peter Bogdanovich stars as a fictionalized version of himself – a hot young director surpassing his idol in terms of success and prestige – as do other major filmmakers and historians like Paul Mazursky, Dennis Hopper, Henry Jaglom and Joseph McBride. A love and hate letter to Hollywood that still looks modern more than 40 years after Welles began it, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND is a late masterpiece by one of the greatest directors who ever lived. This screening is free with RSVP; see website for details. Priority admission will be given to Cinematheque Members.

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