• In a celebration that coincided with the opening of his new comedy Me and Orson Welles, director Richard Linklater joined cast members Zac Efron and Christian McKay, along with Orson Welles’s daughter, Chris Welles Feder, at the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the location of the genius director’s mythic Mercury Theater at 110 W. 41st Street in New York City. We were there to capture the dedication, which you can watch here. Me and Orson Welles is now playing.

    P.S. The plaque reads: “On this site in 1937, legendary American actor-writer-director-producer Orson Welles founded the Mercury Theatre with John Houseman. Here Welles directed groundbreaking productions of Julius Caesar, The Shoemaker’s Holiday, Heartbreak House, and Danton’s Death. Welles and the Mercury Theatre would go on to make history with The War of the Worlds broadcast and Citizen Kane. Astonishingly, he would accomplish all this by his 26th birthday.”

    Linklater’s Other Orson Welles Tribute Linklater’s Other Orson Welles Tribute

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  • By Peter
    November 27, 2009
    04:49 AM

    thank you very much for posting this!!!!
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  • By Todd Baesen
    November 27, 2009
    04:35 PM

    You can read Chris Welles Feder's complete account of the plaque ceremony shown on the above video at Wellesesnet here: http://www.wellesnet.com/?p=989
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  • By Chatrani
    November 29, 2009
    05:28 AM

    Thanks very much for this great video, I can't wait to see this movie in France soon.
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  • By Milan Bogosavljevic
    January 07, 2011
    12:51 PM

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  • By Jose Lizarraga
    August 15, 2012
    05:20 PM

    I actually enjoyed Me and Orson Welles more than expected. It was a great tribute to one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. Also, the guy who played Joseph Cotten was incredible. Too bad it only sold as a DVD for Target. Worst distribution scheme for a movie ever!! That movie at least deserved a Blu ray release. I might've bought it.
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