Citizen Kane in 35mm - the ULTIMATE Screen Power & Politics

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Citizen Kane in 35mm - the ULTIMATE Screen Power & Politics

PostMon Jan 09, 2017 5:43 pm

Citizen Kane Starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Everett Sloan. Directed by Orson Welles. 1941, 119mions., B&W. In 35mm.

Saturday, January 28 at 8:15PM

At this point in history, "Citizen Kane" is synonymous with "great film", but we should not offhandedly overlook why that is so. Welles came to Hollywood at age 24 as the acclaimed boy genius of stage and radio, and was given unprecedented creative control over his first film. Welles -- who assembled and extraordinary crew that included Herman Mankiewicz, Robert Wise, Bernard Herrmann and Gregg Toland -- used that freedom to the hilt, including breaking conventions in linear narrative, introducing long takes in deep focus and high contrast, and creating innovative sets. But perhaps most strikingly, Welles' subject was very unusual for an American film: a less-than flattering take on power, politics, motivation and character in a story that was loosely based on the life of two American media moguls: most famously, William Randolph Hearst; and also Colonel Robert R. McCormick. Not surprisingly, Hearst did his best to suppress the film, and it was not a box office success. Because of the film's financial failure and Hearst's efforts, Welles' star fell considerably in the eyes of Hollywood's moguls, and for the rest of his life was considered difficult by them. But both in terms of both technical innovation and daring subject matter, "Citizen Kane" went on to influence every generation of filmmaker since. It also helped introduce some great film actors, including Joseph Cotten, Everett Sloan, and Agnes Moorehead. It remains an extraordinary bit of cinema that must be seen on the Big Screen.

$8 for adults; $6 for seniors (65+) and children (12 & younger). Combo pricing for seeing more than one.
Citizen Kane Starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Everett Sloan. Directed by Orson Welles. 1941, 119mions., B&W. In 35mm.

At this point in history, "Citizen Kane" is synonymous with "great film", but we should not offhandedly overlook why that is so. Welles came to Hollywood at age 24 as the acclaimed boy genius of stage and radio, and was given unprecedented creative control over his first film. Welles -- who assembled and extraordinary crew that included Herman Mankiewicz, Robert Wise, Bernard Herrmann and Gregg Toland -- used that freedom to the hilt, including breaking conventions in linear narrative, introducing long takes in deep focus and high contrast, and creating innovative sets. But perhaps most strikingly, Welles' subject was very unusual for an American film: a less-than flattering take on power, politics, motivation and character in a story that was loosely based on the life of two American media moguls: most famously, William Randolph Hearst; and also Colonel Robert R. McCormick. Not surprisingly, Hearst did his best to suppress the film, and it was not a box office success. Because of the film's financial failure and Hearst's efforts, Welles' star fell considerably in the eyes of Hollywood's moguls, and for the rest of his life was considered difficult by them. But both in terms of both technical innovation and daring subject matter, "Citizen Kane" went on to influence every generation of filmmaker since. It also helped introduce some great film actors, including Joseph Cotten, Everett Sloan, and Agnes Moorehead. It remains an extraordinary bit of cinema that must be seen on the Big Screen.

The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre, at 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ., is easily reached by car and mass transit from throughout the New York & New Jersey area. We are located directly across JFK Blvd from the JSQ PATH Station with trains to and from the World Trade Center and 33rd Street in Manhattan, as well as Newark’s Penn Station. The Theatre is close to the NJ Turnpike & Holland Tunnel. Discounted off street parking in Square Ramp Garage. Tel: (201) 798-6055 Web: loewsjersey.org Email: loewsjersey@gmail.com.

The Loew's is a place where the great movie going experience is still alive -- a classic movie palace, a 50 foot wide screen, and a real pipe organ for entrance music before most shows! And whenever possible, screenings are still in 35mm.


$8 for adults; $6 for seniors (65+) and children (12 & younger). Combo pricing for seeing more than one.

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