Oja Kodar was one of Orson Welles’s closest collaborators toward the end of his career, having cowritten several screenplays and starred in his movies. On November 20, she makes a rare New York appearance to discuss their fascinating partnership and introduce the Munich Filmmuseum’s reconstruction of two legendary—and legendarily unseen—Welles projects: The Other Side of the Wind, for which he ended up editing only a few sequences, and a compilation of test scenes he shot for The Dreamers, a planned adaptation of an Isak Dinesen short story. The program opens with two extended trailers that Welles edited in 1975 in the hope of a Hollywood comeback, but never showed: his trailer for The Deep, newly restored by the Munich Filmmuseum, and his trailer for F for Fake, newly reconstructed with additional outtakes. Reconstruction by the Munich Filmmuseum; courtesy of Oja Kodar. Program approx. 100 min.
Introduced Stefan Droessler, Director, Munich Filmmuseum
The Museum of Modern Art, Theater 2