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thumbnail Me and Orson Welles (2008, UK, USA)

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Director: Richard Linklater

Starring: Zac Efron, Claire Danes, Christian McKay, Ben Chaplin, Zoe Kazan

Genre: Drama

Duration: 114 mins

Rated: PG-13


From award-winning director Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused) comes Me and Orson Welles, a romantic coming-of-age tale set in the art deco glory of 1930s New York City. Seventeen year old student Richard (Zac Efron) spends his days fantasising about the bright lights of Broadway. When he bumps into members of the Mercury Theatre company headed by none other than Orson Welles (in an extraordinary, award-wining performance by newcomer Christian McKay), he is given a small role in a visionary staging of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Richard’s dreams seem destined to become a reality, and when he meets the beautiful production assistant, Sonja, he quickly falls madly in love with her. However, when Welles himself also notices Sonja’s charms, Richard learns a harsh lesson about life, love and the irrepressible arrogance of celebrity. Charming, heart-warming and romantic, Me and Orson Welles is a celebration of love, theatre and the passions that inspire greatness.

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