PREVIEW: The Other Side of the Wind

 

Art usually outlasts the artist. So, we meet the long-gone artist through the works that they left behind. But it is not often that an artist can create art from beyond the grave, especially not one as revered as Orson Welles. Welles, of course, is most well-known for his directorial debut, Citizen Kane. It is a universal praise that he never quite surpassed in his lifetime. The expectations were simply too high. Perhaps that is why it is so exciting, now, to watch an entirely new Welles creation. There is no more pressure for the film to achieve the meteoritic heights of Citizen Kane. Audiences can be content to judge The Other Side of the Wind on its own merits. Styled as a mockumentary and completed by many of Welles’ collaborators, the film centers on a director, returning from exile in Europe, to finish his movie. The film is being shown at the Michigan Theater on a limited basis from November 2nd to November 8th. Student tickets are $8 with ID. If you miss it in theaters, it will be released for streaming on Netflix on November 9th.

Corrina Lee

Corrina is a junior majoring in Economics. She writes about movies and art because no one will listen to her rant about Game of Thrones anymore.

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