FILM SOCIETY’S SEASON STARTS WITH AMERICAN CLASSIC – 24th MAY 2024

Post Date: May 14, 2024
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On Friday 24 th May at Yea Shire Chambers Murrindindi Film Society will open it’s 2024 season with the 1941 Orson Welles Classic Citizen Kane.

Doors open at 6.45 p.m. with the screening to start at 7.00 p.m.

When this much discussed and analysed film was made it caused a great deal of controversy. Several media moguls of the time saw themselves
portrayed in this fictitious biography of a press tycoon and William Randolph Hearst in particular took objection, trying to impede the film’s
distribution.

Welles also introduced new styles of filming, and the end result topped the American best 100 movie list for many years. Most of the cast, including
Welles himself, were new to the screen and several like Joseph Cotton, Agnes Moorehead and Everett Sloane went on to stellar careers.

We hope that as many of our members as possible will be able to attend to either revisit this highly regarded film or to see it for the first time. It will be
interesting to see if, after 80 plus years, it relates to present day America and its powerful and wealthy sector.

First time guests and prospective members will be made welcome free of charge.

All enquiries to Jill Dwyer on 5797 2480 or [email protected].

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