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Once More with Feelings. On his last day as Cinematheque director, John Ewing presents big-screen showings of his three all-time favorite movies. Join us!

THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS

United States | 1942 | Orson Welles

THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS film still

John Ewing’s favorite movie by his favorite filmmaker, Orson Welles, is not Citizen Kane but the director’s follow-up to that masterpiece. Ambersons is an elegiac chronicle of the decline of a wealthy Midwestern family at the beginning of the 20th century, during the rise of the automobile. Mutilated by the studio, with more than an hour of footage (including Welles’ original ending) cut and lost, the work is still sublime. Tim Holt, Joseph Cotten, Anne Baxter, and Agnes Moorehead star. Bernard Herrmann composed the music. DCP. 88 min. Preceded at 2:00 by John Ewing’s 3-min. silent comedy The First Picture Show (USA, 1972).

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