Wes’s World: Orson Welles’ THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS on 35mm!

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Following the success of CITIZEN KANE, Welles made one of the most famously disastrous productions of the 1940s, the story of a wealthy family unable to adapt to the changing times in the years following the Industrial Revolution. Despite the fact that Welles lost control of the editing of the film (which had a full hour of footage cut by the studio) when he left to shoot his ill-fated Latin American film IT’S ALL TRUE, THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS—narrated by Welles and starring regular collaborators Joseph Cotten and Agnes Moorehead—remains one of the classics of the Hollywood studio era. (88 mins.)

Matt Zoller Seitz, film critic, editor-in-chief of RogerEbert.com, and author of THE WES ANDERSON COLLECTION (2013), will introduce the film.

 

THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS screens Friday, July 25 in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  The film is being presented as part of our Wes’s World: Wes Anderson and His Influences series.
Tickets are available online or at the door.

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