Citizen Kane featured at Sooke’s Intermission Film Series

Movie considered the greatest of all time

Citizen Kane is featured at this month’s Intermission Film Series in Sooke. (File)

Citizen Kane is often cited as one of the greatest and most influential films of all time.

The classic 1941 movie is featured at this month’s Intermission Film Series.

Orson Welles directed, produced, co-wote and starred in the movie about an all-powerful press magnate who dies saying “Rosebud;” leading a reporter to seek the meaning behind the word and find the meaning of the publisher himself.

Loosely based on the life of the newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst, Citizen Kane is the saga of the rise to power of a “poor little rich boy” starved for affection, as Welles himself was after his parents’ early death. It is also a meditation on emotional greed, the ease of amassing wealth, and the difficulty of sustaining love.

Upon its release, Hearst prohibited mention of the film in any of his newspapers.

The Intermission Film Series’ screening of Citizen Kane is at the EMCS Community Theatre on Nov. 13. Showtime is 7 p.m. Admission by donation.



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