New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

Citizen Kane

November 20, 1997 (THURSDAY) at 7:30 p.m.

Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(American, 1941, 119 minutes,
black & white, 35 mm)
Directed by Orson Wells
Starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore

Lauded as the greatest motion picture to come out of American during the black-and-white era, CITIZEN KANE is a powerful dramatic tale about the uses and abuses of power and wealth, loosely based on the life of publisher William Randolph Hearst. Under Orson Welles's direction and Greg Toland's landmark cinematography, the film broke all the rules and invented some new ones.

See also THE MAKING OF CITIZEN KANE documentary the following night with commentary by Thomas Lennon, Director.