37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The Eyes of Orson Welles

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Filmmaker Mark Cousins explores the visual world of filmmaking legend Orson Welles after gaining access to hundreds of his never-before-seen artworks. The works, ranging from rough sketches to massive oil canvases, take Cousins on a journey into Welles’ life, revealing a deeper artistic complexity to Welles unknown to many. As Cousins dives further into the works, an apparent connection between Welles’ visual nature and filmmaking emerges, with strong political motifs present in both mediums. The Eyes of Orson Wellshighlights the passions, politics, and power of Welles’ artistic visions that have continuously shaped the art of filmmaking.


Thursday, November 1


7:30 PM


Vinegar Hill Theatre

Film Info

Director: Mark Cousins.

Runtime: 115 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2018

Country: USA

Language: English

Featuring: Orson Welles, Beatrice Welles, Mark Cousins.