Me and Orson Welles
by Richard Linklater
It is November, 1937, and teenager Richard Samuels dreams of making it on Broadway. One day he runs into Welles, years before Citizen Kane but already a famous New York dramatist. With his new Mercury Theatre troupe as his instrument, Welles plans to mount a production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar that will shake the foundations of American stagecraft. But he needs a bit player. Young Richard impresses him with his bravado and his singing voice – he's hired. Like a moth to a flame, Richard seeks the approval of the quick-tempered director, but soon finds himself distracted by Welles's girl Friday, Sonja.