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F for Fake

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In Brief: The Hendersonville Film Society returns this week with Orson Welles' F for Fake (1973), the great filmmaker's last properly completed work. Welles' look at two famous fakes is a playful film — as much a feat of cinematic sleight-of-hand, laced with autobiography as anything else. At the time, Welles thought he'd found a brand-new medium in this "essay film" format, but it didn't pan out that way. By itself, however, F For Fake has much to recommend it. This excerpt was taken from a review by Ken Hanke published on Jan. 7, 2014.
Score:

Genre: Essay Film
Director: Orson Welles
Starring: Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, Joseph Cotten
Rated: NR

The Hendersonville Film Society will show F for Fake on Sunday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community, 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.

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About Ken Hanke
Head film critic for Mountain Xpress from December 2000 until his death in June 2016. Author of books "Ken Russell's Films," "Charlie Chan at the Movies," "A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series," "Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography of the Filmmaker."

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