The Immortal Story / F for Fake – Double Feature
- Thursday, April 30, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Double Feature beginning with The Immortal StoryThe 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)