F for Fake | Nasher Museum of Art | Screen: Special Showings | Indy Week
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F for Fake 

When: Thu., Aug. 20, 7 p.m. 2015



NASHER MUSEUM OF ART—Orson Welles' final film was met with bafflement in its initial release, but now it's got a cult reputation as a unique entry among his greatest masterpieces. A documentary (in a sense), it's Welles' love letter to magic and fakery. It starts as a biography of art forger Elmyr de Hory before moving into the tale of his biographer, Clifford Irving (an infamous flim-flam artist in his own right) and then turns into a cinematic essay on subjective reality, art, film and, in a way, life itself. At the time, people were frustrated and confused. Now the film is considered highly influential for its rapid-fire editing, intercut story lines and trickster narrative. This free screening is part of the Nasher's "Dinner and a Movie" series, where you can buy a two-course meal if you choose. Once you've settled in for the film at 7, keep in mind just how long Welles promises to tell the truth ... and how long the film actually runs. 5–9 p.m., free (screening at 7), 2001 Campus Drive, Durham, 919-684-5135, www.nasher.duke.edu. —Zack Smith

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