They'll Love Me When I'm Dead

They'll Love Me When I'm Dead


Oscar-winning documentarian Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom) tells the story of director Orson Welles's final fifteen years.... More

"No longer the “wonder boy” of Citizen Kane, in 1970 he was an artist in exile looking for his Hollywood comeback with The Other Side of the Wind, a film about an aging film director trying to finish his last great movie. He shot the picture guerrilla-style in chaotic circumstances, with a devoted crew of young dreamers, all the while struggling with financiers and fate. In 1985 Welles died, leaving as his final testament the most famous unfinished film in movie history. The negative stayed in a vault for decades until now. With revelatory new insights from Welles collaborators – including Peter Bogdanovich, Frank Marshall, Oja Kodar and Beatrice Welles – They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead is the untold final chapter of one of the greatest careers in film history: brilliant, innovative, defiant and unbowed." (Venice Film Festival)Hide

  • Directed by Morgan Neville ('Wont You Be My Neighbour?', '20 Feet from Stardom', 'The Music of Strangers')

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  • NPR

    A briskly entertaining romp through a director's exile period that shows the flights of creativity and madness someone without limits can get up to. Full Review

  • Neville's film may reveal little that hardcore Wellesians don't already know. But it offers a lively evocation of the great man's brilliance, waywardness and pained relationship to Hollywood history. Full Review