Touch of Evil
1958, USA, Orson Welles, 111 min. (1998 version)
Starring: Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh
Introduced by the director’s daughter, Chris Welles Feder
Free ticket with a $7 bar minimum. Tickets are available for pick-up after 6:45 p.m. at the will call table in the K2 Lounge (limited capacity).
BEHIND THE SCENES
• Handwritten on the back of the door: "Stop. Forget anything? Leave Key at Desk."
• At first, Orson Welles wanted nothing to do with the picture. He reluctantly agreed after a contract deal forced him to.
• Orson Welles was fired as director during post-production, and the film was recut contrary to his wishes. Before his death, he left instructions on how he wanted the film to be edited, and in 1998 a version was made the way he intended.
About the Speaker
Chris Welles Feder, the eldest daughter of Orson Welles, is a writer living in Greenwich Village, New York. She has published numerous books and educational materials for schoolchildren, including Brain Quest, a children’s game now in its fourth edition and a national bestseller since 1991. Her memoir In My Father’s Shadow: A Daughter Remembers Orson Welles came out in 2009. Chris has traveled extensively in her life. As a teenager and young woman, she lived in South Africa, Europe and South Korea. In the 1960s, she lived briefly in Nepal, studying Tibetan Buddhism. Her deep interest in Asian art and culture continues to this day.