They'll Love Me When I'm Dead
|They'll Love Me When I'm Dead|
|Directed by||Morgan Neville|
|Narrated by||Alan Cumming|
|Music by||Daniel Wohl|
The film had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2018. It also screened at the New York Film Festival in October 2018. On November 1, 2018, it opened the SFFilm Festival in San Francisco. It was released on November 2, 2018.
They'll Love Me When I'm Dead--which takes its name from a prophetic comment Welles made to Peter Bogdanovich--centers on Welles' return to the U.S. in the early 1970s to shoot his ill-fated Hollywood comeback film. The documentary concludes with his death in October 1985. "Welles is the protagonist of my documentary," Neville said. "(The Other Side of the Wind) is so autobiographical, even though he said it was not."
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 88%, based on 25 reviews with an average rating of 7.2/10. The website's critic consensus reads: "They'll Love Me When I'm Dead opens an entertaining window into the creative process--and late-period professional travails--of a brilliant filmmaker." Metacritic gives the film a weighted average score of 80 out of 100, based on 14 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews."
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