Orson Welles’ THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI – Brand New 4K Restoration!

Lady from Shanghai

In THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI, writer/director Orson Welles shares the screen with Rita Hayworth, his second wife, creating a wildly stylish film noir that was years ahead of its time. Welles plays a tough, footloose Irish sailor who takes a job on a wealthy lawyer’s private yacht, only to fall in love with the sinister man’s beautiful wife. The story’s multiple double-crosses come to a boil in Marin County and San Francisco, where some of Welles’s (and cinema’s) most memorable visualizations of a twisted world of corruption and evil unfold with surreal delight. “The film’s bravura moments resonate beyond pyrotechnics, especially the magnificent sequences of reflexive cinema in the macabre Hall of Mirrors scene and the confession of love in a ‘fishbowl’—the San Francisco Aquarium.” —Pacific Film Archive. (87 mins.)

The brand new, 4K digital restoration of THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI screens Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5 at 7pm & 9pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).

Tickets are available online or at the door.

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