Citizen Kane

1941 | USA | NR | 119 min.


State Theatre Wed, Jul 27, 2016 3:00 PM
Film Info
Section:State Centennial
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Release Year:1941
Runtime:119 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Joseph Cotten
Dorothy Comingore
Agnes Moorehead
Ruth Warrick
Ray Collins
Director:Orson Welles
Screenwriter:Herman J. Mankiewicz
Orson Welles
Roger Q. Denny
John Houseman
Mollie Kent
Cinematography:Gregg Toland
Editing By:Robert Wise


It has almost become a cliché—we take it for granted that “Citizen Kane” is one of the greatest films of all time. But when you stop and actually watch it, for the twentieth time or for the first, it’s truly like witnessing the cinema being born anew. At the tender age of 25, Orson Welles crafted this towering masterpiece about publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane, a man who stopped at nothing in his ruthless pursuit of power—even when it cost him everything he loved. With its iconic deep-space cinematography, innovative use of sound and lighting, and intricately structured narrative, this is a film of such staggering genius, such ravishing brilliance, and such dazzling virtuosity that you owe it to yourself to experience it on the big screen, at the greatest theater in the world—with Welles’ daughter Beatrice in attendance, no less! In Person: Beatrice Welles.