The Orson Welles Film Fest concludes with Citizen Kane on Sunday, May 18th at 1:00 p.m. Admission is $5.
The Film begins with the news reel detailing the life of Charles Forster Kane, the millionaire newspaper tycoon. We are shown flashbacks from Kane’s life as a group of reporters try to decipher his last word: Rosebud. A fascinating movie loosely based on the rise and fall of media mogul William Randolph Hearst.
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