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F is For Fake: a listening, screening and discussion


An eccentric introduction to the ‘deep authentic’ theme revolves around two prescient moments involving Orson Welles, tonight presented as provocations. The first is the infamous 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, which, in an age of post-truth, prompts us to ask why some people believed the original broadcast to be true, yet others were sceptical. Following is a screening of F For Fake, Welles’ free-form quasi-documentary / film essay exploring plagiarism, forgery, trickery, and the tenuous line between illusion and truth, art and lies. Along with a presentation by theorist Patrick Leftwich from H O M A R Collective, the audience will be invited to discuss ideas triggered by the radio broadcast and film. The film, a fragment of the broadcast and discussion will be in English.