It’s a very exciting year for Orson Welles fans. Not only will cinephiles the world over soon be treated to a never-before-seen, brand spanking new Orson Welles film, “The Other Side of the Wind,” but this monumental cinematic event will be accompanied by a fascinating behind-the-scenes documentary. Directed by Oscar winner Morgan Neville (“20 Feet From Stardom”), “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead” follows the “Citizen Kane” filmmaker throughout the final 15 years of his life and career, as he struggles to finish his deeply personal last film.
Beginning in 1970, “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead” charts Welles’ attempt to create one last masterpiece, and the toils of making a film as a fallen darling of Hollywood. The movie takes its title from a phrase of Welles, as related by friend and collaborator Peter Bogdanovich, which bears the mark of a somewhat accusatory prescience. In addition to Bogdanovich, who was instrumental in completing “The Other Side of the Wind,” subjects interviewed in “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead” include Frank Marshall, Oja Kodar and daughter Beatrice Welles.
Following a special presentation at the New York Film Festival on September 29, Netflix will release “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead” worldwide on November 2, concurrently with “The Other Side of the Wind,” which premiered at the Venice Film Festival in August.
Check out the trailer and poster below.