CATCH-22
1970, Paramount, 122 min, USA, Dir: Mike Nichols

After their triumphant collaboration on THE GRADUATE, director Mike Nichols and screenwriter Buck Henry reunited for this adaptation of Joseph Heller’s satirical WWII novel. The all-star cast includes Alan Arkin, Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel, Bob Newhart, Anthony Perkins, Paula Prentiss, Jon Voight, Orson Welles and Henry himself.


MAGICIAN: THE ASTONISHING LIFE AND WORKS OF ORSON WELLES
2014, Cohen Media, 94 min, USA, Dir: Chuck Workman

Orson Welles’ body of work - on stage, radio and movie screens – is among the most tantalizing of the 20th century, filled with both stunning achievements and frustrating setbacks. Acclaimed documentarian Chuck Workman tells the story of the legendary director using clips from virtually all of Welles’ films and interviews with friends, colleagues and (in archival footage) the man himself.


THE ROOTS OF HEAVEN
1958, 20th Century Fox, 121 min, USA, Dir: John Huston

The endangered African elephant is the “root of Heaven” in this prescient look at an idealist (Trevor Howard) trying to save a species from extinction. Romain Gary’s nuanced script, adapted from his novel, has a field day with the varied characters who hope to use the crusading conservationist to advance their own agendas. Errol Flynn, Eddie Albert and Orson Welles are among the star-studded cast (who battled withering heat during the film’s location shoot).


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