In 1989, an animated sitcom about a suburban family and their small town debuted, changing television--and American culture--forever. One of the keys to that show's influence? Extended parodies of some of the most iconic films ever made. As a tribute to that beloved show, The Roxy is proud to present Cinema Springfield: You May Remember Such Films As... a weekly series of those movies, each of them followed by a very special epilogue, all through July and August.
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In the most dazzling debut feature in cinema history, twenty-five-year-old writer-producer-director-star Orson Welles synthesized the possibilities of sound-era filmmaking into what could be called the first truly modern movie. In telling the story of the meteoric rise and precipitous fall of a William Randolph Hearst–like newspaper magnate named Charles Foster Kane, Welles not only created the definitive portrait of American megalomania, he also unleashed a torrent of stylistic innovations—from the jigsaw-puzzle narrative structure to the stunning deep-focus camera work of Gregg Toland—that have ensured that Citizen Kane remains fresh and galvanizing for every new generation of moviegoers to encounter it.
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