F is For Fake: a listening, screening and discussion


An eccentric introduction into 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 provokes the question of why some people believed the original broadcast to be true, causing panic, 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. As well as 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, broadcast and discussion will be in English.