October 4, 2013 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
REDISCOVERING WORLD CINEMA – ORSON WELLES
After an aged publishing tycoon dies, reporters rush to uncover the meaning of the mysterious last word he uttered. So begins Orson Welles’ first and undeniably most significant film. When Hollywood beckoned, Welles was a boy wonder on Broadway and Golden-Age radio. He brought to film a clever sense of sound, bravura showmanship, and NYC acting collleagues. Welles boldly based Kane on real-life media baron William Randolph Hearst. The result: a sensational work that dramatized myths of American capitalism, explored new film angles, and gave us “the biggest cinematic landmark since pictures started moving” (Total Film).
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