dir. Orson Welles
cast. John Huston, Robert Random, Peter Bogdanovich, Oja Kodar
country. USA / France / Iran
After years of exile in Europe, a maverick director returns to Hollywood to finish his comeback movie, "The Other Side of the Wind"
Deptford Cinema is proud to present a cinematic event 40 years in the making - “The Other Side of the Wind” which is Orson Welles’ final film. The film’s exclusive Netflix release on November 2nd coincides with the simultaneous release of documentary “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead”, which charts the making of Welles’ notoriously lengthy and troubled production feature film and analyses the enigmatic marvel that is Welles himself.
“This is Welles’s experimental found-footage-style autobiographical movie about an unfinished movie which was ironically unfinished in Welles’s own lifetime, abandoned in financial chaos in the mid-1970s. Or perhaps this was not at all ironic. Perhaps leaving it unfinished was Welles’s ultimate, secret tribute to the central truth of The Other Side of the Wind: how the agony and the ecstasy of creative art lies in the process not the product, and how the finished work will never measure up to the ideal version in your head.” [Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian]
TLMWID was directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville who recently presented the film to an audience at LFF 2018, the first time it has been screened to a UK audience.
Deptford Cinema aims to inform, inspire, entertain and educate the local community and for that reason, in line with Netflix’s grant of permission for educational screenings, this screening will be FREE.