Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, May 6, 2016
7:30pm

Orson Welles 101 Double Feature!
CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT / F FOR FAKE
Film historian F.X. Feeney will introduce the program and will sign copies of his book Orson Welles: Power, Heart and Soul at 7:00 PM in the lobby.
CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT
aka FALSTAFF
1965, Janus Films, 115 min, Dir: Orson Welles

Writer-director Orson Welles once said of this lifelong passion project, “If I wanted to get into heaven on the basis of one movie, that's the one I would offer up.” Embroiled in rights issues for decades, this magnificent Shakespearean adaptation draws from five plays in the bard’s “War of the Roses” cycle. Welles stars as Sir John Falstaff, an errant knight who enjoys carousing with Prince Hal (Keith Baxter), only to be rejected by him when Hal becomes King Henry V. The mud-soaked re-creation of the Battle of Shrewsbury is one of several bravura sequences here, and the superb cast includes John Gielgud, Jeanne Moreau and Fernando Rey.


35 mm!

F FOR FAKE
1974, Janus Films, 85 min, USA, Dir: Orson Welles

Orson Welles appears as "himself" (but which self? Master director? Magician? Media manipulator?) in this delightful essay on the nature of illusion, focusing on all types of fakery and fakers, including notorious art forger Elmyr de Hory and fraudulent Howard Hughes biographer Clifford Irving. With Oja Kodar and Peter Bogdanovich.


Screening formats: DCP (CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT), 35mm (F FOR FAKE)
Aero Theatre • Fri, May 6, 2016 • 7:30pm