Venue: Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg
Date: August 15, 2012
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Event Types: Arts & Theatre
As part of the 2012 Summer Arts Festival, The Lyric will be showing classic films for free throughout the summer. The third and final film is Citizen Kane directed by Orson Welles.
Orson Welles' first feature film--which he directed, produced, and co-wrote, as well as playing the title role--proved to be his most important and influential work, a ground-breaking drama loosely based on the life of William Randolph Hearst which is frequently cited as the finest American film ever made.
Aging newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles) dies in his sprawling Florida estate after uttering a single, enigmatic final word--"Rosebud"--and newsreel producer Rawlston (Phil Van Zandt) sends reporter Jerry Thompson (William Alland) out with the assignment of uncovering the meaning behind the great man's dying thought.
The film was released in 1941 and is rated PG.
For more information, visit: http://www.sopac.vt.edu/events/summer_arts_festival.html or call: 540-951-0604.