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It's All True: Based On An Unfinished Film By Orson Welles

It's All True: Based On An Unfinished Film By Orson Welles(1993)

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MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

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  • Named best documentary by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (1993).
  • Released in United States 1993
  • Released in United States April 1994
  • Released in United States Fall October 17, 1993
  • Released in United States February 1994
  • Released in United States October 1993
  • Released in United States on Video August 10, 1994
  • Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (International Forum of Young Cinema) February 10-21, 1994.
  • Shown at New York Film Festival October 1-17, 1993.
  • Shown at USA Film Festival in Dallas April 21-28, 1994.
  • Shown at VII Americas Film Festival (AFI) in Washington, DC October 21-31, 1993.
  • Shown at VII Americas Film Fsetival (AFI) In Santa Monica, CA October 29 - November 4, 1993.
  • Welles, still involved with production on "The Magnificent Ambersons" (USA/1942), reluctantly agreed. "It's All True" was intended as an anthology, including a Mexican segment called "My Friend Bonito," based on a story by documentarian Robert Flaherty, and a Technicolor samba musical which Welles began shooting on sound stages in Rio de Janeiro before being fired by RKO. After his dismissal, Welles remained in South America to shoot a third segment, "Four Men on a Raft," a brief epic about the fishermen of northeastern Brazil.
  • Additional credits for Welles' "Four Men on a Raft" include: George Fanto as director of photography and Richard Wilson as associate producer.
  • Received a special citation from the National Society of Film Critics (1993).
  • Original footage began shooting during 1942.
  • After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in late 1941, Nelson Rockefeller, working for the State Department, recruited Welles as a special ambassador to South America to make a film designed to promote President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Good Neighbor Policy. (Rockefeller, not so incidentally, was also a large stockholder in RKO Pictures.)
  • Released in United States 1993 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Salute to Film Preservation) June 10 - July 1, 1993.)
  • Released in United States 1993 (Shown at VII Americas Film Fsetival (AFI) In Santa Monica, CA October 29 - November 4, 1993.)
  • Released in United States February 1994 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (International Forum of Young Cinema) February 10-21, 1994.)
  • Released in United States April 1994 (Shown at USA Film Festival in Dallas April 21-28, 1994.)
  • Released in United States on Video August 10, 1994
  • Released in United States October 1993 (Shown at New York Film Festival October 1-17, 1993.)
  • Released in United States October 1993 (Shown at VII Americas Film Festival (AFI) in Washington, DC October 21-31, 1993.)
  • Released in United States Fall October 17, 1993