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Citizen Kane (1941)
Film Screening
(B&W film)

An NCPA & Film Heritage Foundation Presentation 

In the most dazzling debut feature in cinema history, 25-year-old writer-producer-director-star Orson Welles synthesised the possibilities of sound-era filmmaking into what could be called the first truly modern movie. In telling the story of the meteoric rise and precipitous fall of a William Randolph Hearst—like newspaper magnate named Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles), Welles not only created the definitive portrait of American megalomania, he also unleashed a torrent of stylistic innovations—from the jigsaw-puzzle narrative structure to the stunning deep-focus camera work of Gregg Toland—that have ensured that Citizen Kane remains fresh and galvanising for every new generation of moviegoers to encounter it.

Director: Orson Welles
Original Screenplay: Herman J. Mankiewicz & Orson Welles
Cinematography: Gregg Toland
Music: Bernard Herrmann
Cast: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Ruth Warrick, Ray Collins, Erskine Sanford, Everett Sloane, William Alland, Paul Stewart & George Coulouris


Admission on a first-come-first-served basis.  NCPA Members will get preferential seating till 6.20 pm.

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