January 31, 2022 - 6:30 pm
Encore Screening: Tuesday, February 1, 1:00 pm [Encore Tickets]
Nearly 80 years after its premiere, “Citizen Kane” remains grand entertainment, sharply acted and directed with inspired visual flair. Chronicling the stormy life of influential publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane (director Orson Welles, never better), the film is rooted in themes of power, corruption, vanity — the American Dream lost in the mystery of a dying man’s last word: “Rosebud.”
Astonishingly, this masterpiece was Welles’s debut as a feature film director. It remains a classic to this day, no matter what the Academy said in 1941.