Tuesday, November 3

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Elements of Cinema: The Magnificent Ambersons

Free Screening and Discussion – Passes Not Required


Free Screening

Introduction by A. S. Hamrah!

(1942) dir Orson Welles w/Joseph Cotton, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter, Tim Holt, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Collins [88 min; 35mm]
Welles’ MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS, despite merciless cuts mandated by the studio (some enacted by editor Robert Wise himself), remains a remarkable, gorgeous film about a rich Midwestern family at the turn of the 20th century.

This event is free and open to the public.

A. S. Hamrah is the film critic for n+1, the Brooklyn-based magazine of literature, culture, and politics. His writing also appears in The Baffler, Cineaste, Bookforum, and other publications.

Brattle Film Notes: THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS Supplemental Reading


Elements of Cinema logoELEMENTS OF CINEMA is a monthly free screening and discussion series presented by the Brattle Film Foundation. Funding for this event comes from grants from the Cabot Family Charitable Trust and the National Endowment for the Arts.