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Screener Squad: The Other Side of the Wind

Orson Welles never finished this movie in his lifetime due to legal and financial complications, but Netflix and a dedicated team finally assembled the hundreds of hours of footage left behind into the product we have today: The Other Side of the Wind. This self-reflexive Hollywood satire centers on the birthday of a veteran director (John Houston) as he screens his unfinished film titled The Other Side of the Wind in an effort to convince the main actor to return to production, secure additional funding, placate a critic, and entertain a cadre of students and reporters who are documenting the entire event. How will the night unfold and can everyone keep themselves together through it?

Justin and Frank delve into this complex, frenetic and sprawling film that is packed to the brim with footage to honor Orson’s memory. Did it pay off? You’ll have to listen to find out.

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