Me and Orson Welles, Bernie

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Me and Orson Welles

Me and Orson Welles

Image courtesy Freestyle Releasing

Me and Orson Welles

Me and Orson Welles

Image courtesy Freestyle Releasing

Bernie

Bernie

Image courtesy Millennium Entertainment

Bernie

Bernie

Image courtesy Millennium Entertainment

Bernie

Bernie

Image courtesy Millennium Entertainment

Me and Orson Welles-Film Trailer
BERNIE OFFICIAL TRAILER

Me and Orson Welles
Bernie

(Richard Linklater, 2008)
(Richard Linklater, 2011)

2nd film screens at 9 PM

Retrospective: Richard Linklater

On the occasion of the release of Boyhood—a film that many are already calling his masterpiece—we revisit the career of the revered American independent director Richard Linklater, picking up where a previous Wexner Center retrospective left off in 2000. Linklater has continued the often-audacious formal gestures found in his early films, such as Slacker (1991) and Dazed and Confused (1993), in such subsequent films as Tape, Boyhood, his Before trilogy (which we’re screening in full). He has also directed what quickly became an all-ages classic, School of Rock, along with a handful of other films that display his risk-taking and versatility. We’re honored to present this second retrospective of one our greatest directors.

Thu, Aug 7, 2014 7 PM

“One of the best movies about the theater I’ve ever seen.”
—Roger Ebert on Me and Orson Welles

Me and Orson Welles stars Zac Efron as a young actor offered a role in Mercury Theatre’s 1937 antifascist adaptation of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. As the company prepares for the production, he’s quickly swept up in the backstage drama sparked by Welles’s ego and infidelities. With Claire Danes, Ben Chaplin, and Christian McKay as Welles. (113 mins., 35mm) Jack Black plays the title role in Bernie, based on a true story of a beloved if peculiar funeral home employee who charms the residents of a small Texas town, including an ornery, wealthy widow (Shirley MacLaine) with whom he forms a surprisingly close bond. Also with Matthew McConaughey. (99 mins., 35mm)

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Reserve your tickets now for Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, on view through Dec 31. Learn more about the exhibition.

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)