Trailer: Morgan Neville goes behind The Other Side of the Wind in new Netflix doc
James R | On 25, Sep 2018
This November, Netflix releases The Other Side of the Wind, the restored final film by the cinematic force that was Orson Welles. In 1970, the Citizen Kane director was an artist in exile looking for his Hollywood comeback, before dying in 1985, leaving as his final testament the most famous unfinished film in movie history. Now, as the movie finally hits our screens (you can read our review of it here), Netflix is also giving us a fresh look behind the scenes at the whole affair, with They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead.
The documentary, helmed by 20 Feet from Stardom’s Morgan Neville, explores the life of Welles during his final 15 years, as he struggled to make a comeback with one last radical gamble – a film to sum up all that he had lived and learned during his life in Hollywood. Cut together with clips of Welles and his movies, and presented by Alan Cumming, this untold chapter of one of the greatest careers in film history shows that until the end, Welles was writing his own narrative as he always had, defiant and unbowed.
It premiered alongside The Other Side of the Wind at the Venice Film Festival this summer, where we caught the playful, ambitious movie. Praising it as a “brilliantly edited meta-documentary” we described it as “an essential companion piece to The Other Side of the Wind” in our review.
They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead premieres on Netflix on Friday 2nd November. Here’s the trailer: