The Orson Welles Film Fest continues with The Stranger on Saturday, May 17th at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $5.
To explore these Welles films in greater depth, there will be a brief introduction before each of the films and Q&A afterwards.
Saturday at 7:00 p.m. – Robert Elder
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The Stranger (1946):
Wilsonof the War Crimes Commission is seeking Franz Kindler, mastermind of the Holocaust, who has effectively erased his identity. Wilson releases Kindler's former comrade Meinike and follows him to Harper, Connecticut, where he is killed before he can identify Kindler. Now Wilson's only clue is Kindler's fascination with antique clocks; but, though Kindler seems secure in his new identity, he feels his past closing in.
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.
For a list of other Orson Welles event, please visit www.welleswoodstock.com