For a finishing touch to both our recent Orson Welles Meetup and the Music Box's series on Welles, we'll be taking a look at his last movie, the mindbending anti-documentary "F for Fake". It's a fun treatment on authenticity, lies, and showmanship - a very suitable subject for the man behind the "War of the Worlds" broadcast hoax!
Here's some more information from the Music Box's web site:
"In Orson Welles’s free-form documentary F for Fake, the legendary filmmaker (and self-described charlatan) gleefully engages the central preoccupation of his career—the tenuous line between truth and illusion, art and lies. Beginning with portraits of world-renowned art forger Elmyr de Hory and his equally devious biographer, Clifford Irving, Welles embarks on a dizzying cinematic journey that simultaneously exposes and revels in fakery and fakers of all stripes—not the least of whom is Welles himself."