Netflix has released the first trailer for their upcoming documentary, They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead, which focuses on Orson Welles‘ last years alive and his work on what turned out to be his final, unfinished film, The Other Side Of The Wind, which Netflix has helped to complete and will be releasing.
The highly-anticipated completed film hits the streaming service on Friday, November 2, and this documentary arrives the same day to coincide with it. This is a smart move that should really highlight the magnitude of Welles’ impact on cinema, and how sought after a completed version of The Other Side Of The Wind has been.
While Netflix’s Original Film category has been filled with more misses than hits, they’ve performed better in the documentary field, and with the genre experiencing a jolt of popularity thanks to the renaissance of true crime alongside surprisingly good box office numbers for films such as Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and RBG, this could be the latest doc to strike a chord with the masses.
It’s directed by Morgan Neville, who previously won an Oscar for his film 20 Feet From Stardom and also directed Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, so he looks to be in line for a very successful year.
While much of the attention will turn to The Other Side Of The Wind come early November, this documentary will be a perfect companion piece to look back on a filmmaker and film that have become more enigmatic and mysterious as the years have gone by. Both films arrive Friday, November 2, on Netflix and in limited theatrical release.