Sunday, November 20

Repertory Series ArchiveBig Screen Must-Sees (past events)The Bard Unbound: Shakespeare on Screen

Chimes at Midnight

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Keith Baxter and Orson Welles in Welles’ CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT (1965). Courtesy Film Forum via Photofest. Playing January 1-12.

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(1965) dir Orson Welles w/Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford [113 min; DCP]
The crowning achievement of Orson Welles’s extraordinary cinematic career, CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT was the culmination of the filmmaker’s lifelong obsession with Shakespeare’s ultimate rapscallion, Sir John Falstaff. Usually a comic supporting figure, Falstaff—the loyal, often soused friend of King Henry IV’s wayward son Prince Hal—here becomes the focus: a robustly funny and ultimately tragic screen antihero played by Welles with looming, lumbering grace.

“Quite likely the greatest Shakespearean film ever.” – Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

“The best and most touchingly personal of all Shakespeare adaptations, Chimes At Midnight is pervaded by melancholy and loneliness, even though its characters are almost seen never alone.” – Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV Club

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