They'll Love Me When I'm Dead

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They'll Love Me When I'm Dead
Directed byMorgan Neville
Produced by
Narrated byAlan Cumming
Music byDaniel Wohl
Edited by
  • Aaron Wickenden
  • Jason Zeldes
  • Tremolo Productions
  • Royal Road Entertainment
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • August 30, 2018 (2018-08-30) (Venice)
  • November 2, 2018 (2018-11-02) (United States)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States

They'll Love Me When I'm Dead is a 2018 American documentary film, directed by Morgan Neville, revolving around the making and filming of The Other Side of the Wind, directed by Orson Welles.

The film had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2018. It was released on November 2, 2018, by Netflix. [1]



In May 2017, it was announced Morgan Neville would direct a documentary film on the making of The Other Side of the Wind, directed by Orson Welles. Netflix produced and distributed the film.[2]


The film had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2018.[3][4] It also screened at the New York Film Festival in October 2018.[5] On November 1, 2018, it opened the SFFilm Festival in San Francisco.[6] It was released on November 2, 2018.[7]

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."[8]

Critical reception[edit]

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."[9] Metacritic gives the film a weighted average score of 80 out of 100, based on 14 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews."[10]


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  2. ^ Buckley, Cara (May 15, 2017). "A Morgan Neville Documentary Will Put an Unfinished Welles Film in Context". The New York Times. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  3. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (July 25, 2018). "Venice Film Festival Lineup: Welles, Coen Brothers, Cuaron, Greengrass, More – Live". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "Venice Film Festival Schedule". Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  5. ^ Lewis, Hilary (August 23, 2018). "NYFF to Screen New Orson Welles Film, Host Apollo Theater Premiere of Barry Jenkins' Latest (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  6. ^ "SCREENINGS & EVENTS - Doc Stories 2018". SFilm.
  7. ^ "Netflix Is Closing Out 2018 With One Hell of an Original Film Slate". Film School Rejects. August 12, 2018.
  8. ^ "Morgan Neville to helm Netflix documentary on Orson Welles, 'The Other Side of the Wind' • Wellesnet | Orson Welles Web Resource". Wellesnet | Orson Welles Web Resource. 2017-05-15. Retrieved 2018-08-24.
  9. ^ "They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  10. ^ "They'll Love Me When I'm Dead Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 3, 2018.

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