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Orson Welles Film Fest presents Macbeth

Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

The Orson Welles Film Fest kicks off with Macbeth on Friday, May 16th at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $5. 

Guest Speakers:
To explore these Welles films in greater depth, there will be a brief introduction before each of the films and Q&A afterwards.

Friday at 7:00 p.m. - James Stockwell
Film and Broadcasting instructor, McHenry Community College. Former DJ in music and talk radio, downstate Illinois, as well as various positions in Public and Commercial Television.


Macbeth (1948):
In fog-dripping, barren and sometimes macabre settings, 11th-century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led by an evil prophecy and his ruthless yet desirable wife to the treasonous act that makes him king. But he does not enjoy his newfound, dearly-won kingship... Restructured, but all the dialogue is Shakespeare's.

Eighty years ago Orson Welles, then a student at the Todd School for Boys, began his career as a theatre director for both theatre and film.  In additional he published “Everybody’s Shakespeare” on the Todd Press in collaboration with Roger Hill, his mentor and instructor.


To commemorate his many faceted career Woodstock Celebrates will host a variety of events at various venues on the Woodstock Square.  Classic Cinemas Woodstock Theatre will present four of his films.  His films were not always box office successes, but took a “maturing” through a period of time to gain the recognition they deserved.  The four films selected were from his most productive period in the 1940’s when he both acted and directed them.  However, during the filming of The Lady from Shanghai another director was brought in to finish the film and Welles does not appear in credits as director. 

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