Looking Again at Orson Welles

June 9–July 10, 2019

An intriguing new documentary on Welles’s multifaceted creative career is the inspiration for this series revisiting several of his landmark films.

 

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  • The Eyes of Orson Welles

  • Citizen Kane

  • The Lady from Shanghai

  • Upcoming
    Films
  • Past
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Upcoming Films

  • The Eyes of Orson Welles

    Mark Cousins
    United Kingdom, 2018

    East Bay Premiere

    • Sunday, June 9 7 PM
    • Sunday, June 16 4:30 PM
    • Friday, June 28 8:15 PM

    The creator of the acclaimed The Story of Film: An Odyssey offers a provocative reexamination of Welles’s life, work, and visual imagination, and asks how he would have met the challenges of our contemporary era.

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  • Citizen Kane

    Orson Welles
    United States, 1941
    • Wednesday, June 12 7 PM

    A childhood memory is the ultimate red herring in Welles’s audacious debut, which still tops many critics’ lists of the best films of all time.

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  • The Lady from Shanghai

    Orson Welles
    United States, 1948

    Digital Restoration

    • Wednesday, June 19 7 PM

    Welles, Rita Hayworth, and a deadly hall of mirrors feature in Welles’s brilliant take on the crime thriller. “Complex, courageous, and utterly compelling” (Time Out).

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  • Chimes at Midnight

    Orson Welles
    France, Spain, Switzerland, 1966

    Digital Restoration

    • Saturday, July 6 6 PM

    Welles embodies Shakespeare’s Falstaff in “a dark masterpiece, shot through with slapstick and sorrow” (Time Out). “Quite likely the greatest Shakespearean film ever” (Christian Science Monitor).

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  • Macbeth

    Orson Welles
    United States, 1948

    Restored 35mm Print

    • Wednesday, July 10 7 PM

    Aiming to restore Shakespeare’s tragedy to its roots in Scottish legend, Welles achieved an experimental fusion of the Bard and the B picture. “One of the director’s most personal creations” (Village Voice).

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