They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead. 2018. USA. Directed by Morgan Neville. 98 min.
Morgan Neville’s documentary offers a detailed look at the troubled history of Orson Welles’s long-delayed feature The Other Side of the Wind, from the first draft screenplays in the 1960s, through principal photography in the early ’70s, and into the film’s long period of legal and financial limbo, ending with Welles’s death in 1985. Combining contemporary interviews—notably with Peter Bogdanovich and critic Joseph McBride—and a rich selection of archival footage, Neville deftly examines the film’s fate within the context of Welles’s career and the 1970s Hollywood culture the film roundly criticizes. Courtesy of Netflix