Citizen Kane

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orson_welles_iconOrson Welles: A Centennial Celebration and Symposium

Citizen Kane

  • 1941
  • Directed By: Orson Welles
  • Rated PG
  • Drama
  • 119 Minutes
  1. Wednesday, May 6, 2015 6:30 p.m.
Image from the film Citizen Kane

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Often considered the greatest film of all time, Welles’s Hollywood debut is a film à clef based on the life of William Randolph Hearst and was nominated for Academy Awards in nine categories, winning the award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay). With innovative narrative, cinematic, and scoring techniques, Welles tells the story of the fictional Charles Foster Kane in flashbacks as a newsreel reporter tries to discover the meaning of Kane’s last word on his deathbed (“rosebud ...”), slowly revealing how Kane began as an idealistic young man in the publishing industry whose life spiraled into a quest for political and social power. (2K DCP presentation)


May 6, 2015 marks the 100th Anniversary of the birth of (George) Orson Welles.