New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series


APRIL 4, 2002 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(France, Germany, Italy, 1963, 118 minutes, b&w, 35 mm, in English)

Directed by Orson Welles
Starring Anthony Perkins, Arnoldo Foà, Jess Hahn, Jeanne Moreau

Orson Welles considered THE TRIAL, based on Franz Kafka's novel of the same name, his best film. It was also the only film of his career over which he was allowed to exercise complete control. Financed by European investors, and shot on location at a railway station in Paris, the film stars Anthony Perkins as the victim of an absurdist police state. The film's negative was considered lost for more than 30 years until it was rediscovered in a New York City office building, restored and re-released in 2000.