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 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.



editor@sookenewsmirror.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Diana Durrand and Arlene Nesbitt celebrate the new artist space in 2014. Gage Gallery moves this summer from Oak Bay to Bastion Square in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Gage Gallery moving to Bastion Square

Vivid Connections, a showcase by Laura Feeleus and Elizabeth Carefoot, opens new venue June 29

The City of Victoria is hoping to ring in the summer by celebrating local art and offering some distanced, live music to surprise people in parks, plazas and other public spaces. (Photo courtesy of the City of Victoria)
Live, pop-up concerts and local art being showcased in Victoria this summer

People will see surprise serenades at 16 locations throughout the summer

Most Read