Film Series : Orson Welles: The Other Side of the Argument

Citizen Kane

1941, Orson Welles, USA, 119 min.

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Show Times

  • Fri, Jan 25th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Jan 25th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Jan 29th 6:00pm

Hot off his meteoric ascent as the "Boy Wonder" of theater ("Voodoo Macbeth") and
radio ("The War of the Worlds"), Welles took Hollywood by storm with this prismatic
portrait of a newspaper tycoon loosely modeled on William Randolph Hearst and bearing
certain resemblances to Welles himself. Daringly innovative in its use of deep-focus
cinematography, narrative structure, and multilayered soundtrack, CITIZEN KANE
remains the most sensational debut in film history. Whether it is the greatest film of all
time, or even Welles' greatest film, is a perpetual topic of discussion, but one thing is
certain: Welles would never again enjoy such ideal production conditions, unhindered by
studio interference or financial constraints. 35mm. (MR)

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