Citizen Kane

JANUARY 22 & 25

Named by the American Film Institute as the greatest American film ever made, this drama depicts a larger-than-life newspaper publisher who is both loved and hated, and never less than fascinating.  First-time director Orson Welles, who also stars as Kane, employed filming techniques that were ground breaking for the time. The movie’s 9 nominations included 3 for Welles, who, with Herman J. Mankiewicz, won for Original Screenplay. (“Rosebud.”)