TCM's Orson Welles Movie Marathon Brings His Genius to the Forefront

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Actor, writer, director, and political commentator Orson Welles has been celebrated as a cinematic master and innovator. Rediscover the man behind the legend when TCM’s Orson Welles Movie Marathon begins on Monday, May 13 with 2018's The Eyes of Orson Welles documentary.

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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.

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

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Immediately following the airing of The Eyes of Orson Welles are the showings of five iconic Orson Welles movies. Here’s the schedule:

Monday, May 13

8:00 PM              Orson Welles: The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018)

10:00 PM              The Trial (1963)

12:15 AM              Mr. Arkadin (1955)

2:15 AM              Citizen Kane (1941)

4:30 AM              The Lady From Shanghai (1948)

6:00 AM              Chimes at Midnight (1967)