Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, May 9, 2015
7:30pm
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TOUCH OF GENIUS: ORSON WELLES AT 100
Double Feature! Book Signing With F.X. Feeney!
CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT / OTHELLO

Film historian F.X. Feeney will introduce the program and will sign copies of his new book Orson Welles: Power, Heart, And Soul at 7pm in the lobby, and at intermission.

Rare Screening! 50th Anniversary!

CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT
aka FALSTAFF
1965, Janus Films, 115 min, Dir: Orson Welles

Writer-director Orson Welles once said of this lifelong passion project, “If I wanted to get into heaven on the basis of one movie, that's the one I would offer up.” Embroiled in rights issues for decades, this magnificent Shakespearean adaptation draws from five plays in the bard’s “War of the Roses” cycle. Welles stars as Sir John Falstaff, an errant knight who enjoys carousing with Prince Hal (Keith Baxter), only to be rejected by him when Hal becomes King Henry V. The mud-soaked re-creation of the Battle of Shrewsbury is one of several bravura sequences here, and the superb cast includes John Gielgud, Jeanne Moreau and Fernando Rey.


OTHELLO
1952, Carlotta Films, 92 min, Dir: Orson Welles

Until its 1992 restoration, Orson Welles’ wildly imaginative Shakespearean adaptation was often overlooked, and nearly impossible to see in a decent print. Despite its initial budgetary problems, which caused the shooting schedule to stretch out over three years (it was started in 1949), it stands as one of Welles’ greatest visual poems. An astonishing achievement against nearly overwhelming odds. Starring Welles, Micheál Mac Liammóir, Suzanne Cloutier.


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Sat, May 9, 2015 • 7:30pm
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