Orson Welles at 100: THE THIRD MAN

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Pulp novelist Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) travels to shadowy postwar Vienna at the invitation of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime (Welles), only to find himself investigating his friend’s mysterious death. Thus begins this twisting, subversive tale of love, deception, and murder. Thanks to brilliant performances, Anton Karas’s famously evocative zither score, Graham Greene’s razor-sharp dialogue, and cinematographer Robert Krasker’s dramatic use of light and shadow, Reed’s THE THIRD MAN has continued to grow in stature as the years pass. “One great shot after another. I’ve seen it 50 times and it’s still magic.”—Roger Ebert.

THE THIRD MAN screens Saturday, December 19 at 2pm and Monday, December 21 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum). The film is showing as part of our Orson Welles at 100 series.

Tickets are available online or at the door.

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