Essential Cinema: Cinema 40

Cinema 40 Presents: THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS

Directed by Orson Wells

USA, 1942, 1h 28min, DCP

Essential Cinema  Cinema 40

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Pricing

General Public
$11.25 evening / $9 matinee

$3 discounts for AFS MAKE & WATCH members. Free for LOVE & Premiere.

Orson Welles’ name was little known by Austin film students in the 1960s until Peter Bogdanovich wrote about the director in Cahiers du Cinema. Cinema 40 organized a retrospective, and were surprised by this film, which is infamous for being taken away from Welles by RKO and re-edited, but maintains many of Welles’ brilliant ideas.

REVIEWS

“The film wasn’t completed in the form that Welles originally intended… but even in this truncated form it’s amazing and memorable.” – Pauline Kael, The New Yorker

“Although reams have been written about the mutilation of Orson Welles’ second feature, what remains of it is nevertheless a major accomplishment.” – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

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