Prodigal Sons – DVD reviewed on TCM

I review Kimberly Reed’s documentary Prodigal Sons for the Turner Classic Movies website.

Halfway through Kimberly Reed’s documentary Prodigal Sons, her older brother Marc, who was adopted before she was born, tracks down his biological mother. Her name is Rebecca Welles and Marc discovers that he is the grandson of Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth. That dramatic revelation would be the focus of any other documentary but in Reed’s study in family, identity, sibling rivalry and mental illness it’s simply another dimension of a very personal story.

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Author: seanax

I write the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website ( I'm a contributing writer for Turner Classic Movies Online, Keyframe, Independent Lens, and Cinephiled, and the editor of Parallax View ( I've written for The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Seattle Weekly,, Senses of Cinema, Asian Cult Cinema, and Psychotronic Video, among other publications, and I am a contributing editor to Parallax View. I currently live and work in Seattle, Washington, with my two cats, Hammet and Chandler.

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