Or, “o w OW” for short.
For those readers who might happen to live in or near Western Mass., there will be a screening this weekend of rare footage from unfinished Orson Welles projects: “The Unseen Orson Welles.” It’s a three-hour program, and will be showing at the Academy of Music theater in Northampton on Saturday, 3/11 and Sunday, 3/12, at 2:00 each day. Tickets are $10.
The show will feature footage from, among other things, Welles’ The Merchant of Venice, and a 40-minute edited segment from a late film project. Footage will be presented by Gary Graver, who was Welles’ cinematographer the last 15 years of his life (Welles’ life, that is), and possessor of Welles’ archives.
Also, the reason I’m hyping this: the organizer will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the event to my employer, Amherst Community Television.
If you want more information, e-mail organizer Larry Jackson.