The Immortal Story / F for Fake – Double Feature

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The Immortal Story / F for Fake – Double Feature

  1. Thursday, April 30, 2015 7:00 p.m.
F FOR FAKE

Double Feature beginning with The Immortal Story

The Immortal Story begins in 19th Century Macao, Portugal, where Mr. Clay (Orson Welles) is an aging, wealthy merchant, living alone. After recalling a story of a sailor who is paid to sleep with the young wife of a wealthy man, he decides to bring the story to life. Upon hiring a willing young woman to acts as his wife, the game begins.


In F for Fake, Orson Welles portrays himself as a magician who can’t be trusted. The film is best described as a cinematic sleight of hand, a documentary that becomes something else entirely. Henry Jaglom, calls it “the most autobiographical of his films.” (DigiBeta and 35mm presentation)