Movies Make the News: Citizen Kane (1941)


Theater 3 Wed, Sep 14 6:30 PM


September 14 Only

With introduction, overview and post film Q&A by Professor Joshua Glick, Bard School of Film & Electronic Arts.

Director: Orson Welles
Cinematography: Gregg Toland
Music by: Bernard Herrmann
Screenplay: Orson Welles, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Mollie Kent, John Houseman, Roger Q. Denny
Starring: Orson Welles, Jospeh Cotton, Dorothy Comingore, William Alland, Everett Sloane, Ruth Warwick, Ray Collins, Agnes Moorehead, George Coulouris

When a reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane's (Orson Welles) dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Though Kane's friend and colleague Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotten), and his mistress, Susan Alexander (Dorothy Comingore), shed fragments of light on Kane's life, the reporter fears he may never penetrate the mystery of the elusive man's final word, "Rosebud."

1hr 59mins / PG

Joshua Glick is a Visiting Associate Professor of Film and Electronic Arts at Bard College. He is also affiliated with the school's Center for Experimental Humanities. His research and teaching focus on the comparative histories of film, television, and radio; nonfiction media; race and representation; and the civic uses of emerging technology. He is the author of Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History (University of California Press, 2018). Professor Glick’s current book project explores how the rising interest in nonfiction on both the left and right of the political spectrum has transformed the relationship between Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and and Washington D.C. Read more

Tickets: $16