Citizen Kane, March 7
Lecture by Joseph McBride. A fascinating history of the unfinished film that brought down Welles's career.
Welles's melancholy, measured adaptation of Isak Dinesen's fable about the power of stories. With Jeanne Moreau.
In Welles's playful documentary, “accepted notions of authenticity, fakery, experthood, aesthetic value, and narrative are not only debunked but redefined.”-Village Voice.
Anthony Perkins endures bureaucratic torments in Welles's take on Kafka, “a film of infernal brilliance.”-Time.
Welles embodies Shakespeare's Falstaff in “a dark masterpiece, shot through with slapstick and sorrow.”-Time Out.
Joseph Cotten pursues Welles through postwar Vienna in Graham Greene and Carol Reed's cynical masterpiece. “Seeing it on the big screen is like watching it for the first time.”-N.Y. Times.
Mexican narc Charlton Heston grapples with gangsters and Welles's monumentally corrupt cop in “the apotheosis of pulp.”-New Yorker.
An American grifter traces a mysterious financier's past across a noirish Europe. “One of Welles's most inventive and resonant films.”-Village Voice.
Welles restores Shakespeare's tragedy to its roots in Scots legend with an experimental fusion of the Bard and the B picture.
Welles gives eloquent expression to the twisted relations between Iago and the Moor.
G-man Edward G. Robinson stalks Nazi war criminal Welles in a small-town noir.
Welles and Rita Hayworth in a deadly hall of mirrors. “Complex, courageous, and utterly compelling.”-Time Out.
This eccentric, enjoyable spy thriller stars Joseph Cotten as the innocent abroad and on the run.
Welles's exquisitely detailed portrayal of a family's passage into modernity “remains the director's most moving film.”-Time Out.
At the top of many critics' lists of the best films of all time, Welles's audacious debut still dazzles.