Orson Welles

This double bill screened on Sunday 26th July 2015.

July’s Hangover Lounge marks the centenary of Orson Wells’ birth with this unmissable double bill.

Citizen Kane (14.00), Welles’ debut, is one of the most influential films ever made. Following the death of newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane, a reporter interviews those who knew him, trying to find he man behind the legend.

In what would become a regular occurrence throughout Welles’ career, The Magnificent Ambersons (16.15), in which the fortunes of the titular family suffer a decline in the age of the automobile, was hampered by studio interference. It is to his credit that what remains is highly regarded as one of his best works.

If you like this, you might also like The Third Man, Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles and Touch of Evil.

Hair of the Dog: Brunch + Double Bill – €21

Pick-me-up: Brunch + single film – €16

Just the tonic: Double Bill – €13

Quick refresher: Single Film (normal IFI prices)

Booking only in person or by calling 01 679 3477.

*Terms, conditions and supplements apply

Simply book your tickets at the IFI in person or by contacting the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477. You can also book your table for brunch by calling 01 679 8712.

Citizen Kane: 119 minutes, U.S.A., 1941, Black and White, 35mm The Magnificent Ambersons: 88 minutes, U.S.A., 1942, Black and White, 35mm


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