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Welles on Film

The Magnificent Ambersons in 35mm

This September, hot on the heels of our August 31 screening of Citizen Kane, the Roxy is proud to present Welles on Film, four more extraordinary films by the American master Orson Welles, all presented in 35mm. 

Orson Welles’s beautiful, nostalgia-suffused second feature—the subject of one of cinema’s greatest missing-footage tragedies—harks back to turn-of-the-twentieth-century Indianapolis, chronicling the inexorable decline of the fortunes of an affluent family. Adapted from an acclaimed Booth Tarkington novel and featuring restlessly inventive camera work and powerful performances from a cast including Joseph Cotten, Tim Holt, and Agnes Moorehead, the film traces the rifts deepening within the Amberson clan—at the same time as the forces of progress begin to transform the city they once ruled. Though RKO excised over forty minutes of footage, now lost to history, and added an incongruously upbeat ending, The Magnificent Ambersons is an emotionally rich family saga and a masterful elegy for a bygone chapter of American life.
Cast: Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Ann Baxter, Agnes Moorehead
Director: Orson Welles
Written by: Orson Welles
Duration: 88 min
Released: 1942
Genre: Drama

Welles on Film

The Magnificent Ambersons in 35mm

The Magnificent Ambersons in 35mm

Showtimes

Wednesday, September 7th