Orson Welles, The Magnificent Ambersons, 1942 (detail); photo: courtesy Photofest

The Magnificent Ambersons

Friday, Sept 13, 2019

2 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater, Floor 1

$10 Members

$12 General

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Rifts deepen within the Ambersons, an affluent family in decline in the late 1800s, as American society is uprooted through modernization, industrialization, and the emergence of the automobile. The Magnificent Ambersons underwent a hefty studio edit in post-production and destroyed film negatives meant the permanent loss of director Orson Welles’s original vision for his elegiac epic.

Film Details

Director: Orson Welles

Year: 1942

Running time: 88 minutes

Country: United States

Language: English

Format: 35mm

Screens courtesy: Swank Distribution