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Ciné Sunday: The Eyes of Orson Welles

with Mark Cousins Q&A

Join us for this extra special Ciné Sundays screening when we welcome filmmaker Mark Cousins for a Q&A hosted by Eoin Dara, DCA's Head of Exhibitions. Please note the screening will start promptly, without ads or trailers.

The pair will discuss Mark's film and the life and art of Orson Welles, as well as taking questions from the audience. All that plus a breakfast roll and hot drink - a perfect Sunday morning in DCA cinema!

Granted exclusive access to hundreds of private drawings and paintings by Orson Welles, filmmaker Mark Cousins dives deep into the visual world of this legendary director and actor to reveal a portrait of the artist as he’s never been seen before – through his own eyes, sketched with his own hand, painted with his own brush.

"vividly brings to life the passions, politics and power of this brilliant 20th-century showman.” 

Awe and wonder inform Cousins’ approach to Welleas as he follows in his footsteps on a dazzling global journey from his Wisconsin birthplace of Kenosha to Ireland, Morocco, Paris, Spain and beyond, with the journey illustrated by Welles’ own work. Given the blessing of Welles’ daughter Beatrice, Cousins is able to view and present everything from rough pencil sketches to Christmas cards, oil paintings and works in charcoal, ink, watercolour and anything that was available to him in the moment. Welles seemed to sketch and paint with a prodigious energy, matching the legacy he left as a filmmaker and actor.

Executive produced by Michael Moore, The Eyes of Orson Welles vividly brings to life the passions, politics and power of this brilliant 20th century showman, exploring how the genius of Welles still resonates today in the age of Trump, and more than 30 years after his death.