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The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

  When: Friday 18 January: 7.30pm
  How often: Every Friday
  Cost: £7, concessions
  Email: Classic Cinema Club
 

Classic Cinema Club of Ealing screens films. We start with a short introduction and after the film have a knowledgeable and lively discussion

Special Offer
Get your ticket for just £6 on the door and quote NORTHOLTCCCE

January / February theme -- Happy Families
These stories relate sibling rivalry, marital strife, and kinship between parents and their offspring.

-- Some are seen from a child’s eye view
-- Several are period dramas looking at generations over time
-- Others describe dysfunctional dynasties

All are acclaimed and popular films, by various American and European masters, from both classic and contemporary cinema

Where: Ealing Town Hall, New Broadway
Ealing, London W5 2BY

The Magnificent Ambersons
Directed by Orson Welles
Starring Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Tim Holt, Agnes Moorehead, Anne Baxter

As the twentieth century creeps into the American Midwest, one high society family is the envy and the talk of the town.

They live through broken engagements, lovelorn jealousy, and a spoiled spiteful son.

While they cling to stubborn tradition, modern progress brings a reversal of fortunes.

For his next film after ‘Citizen Kane’, Orson Welles adapted the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Booth Tarkington.

The saga is grandly staged using his usual stunning play with framing and dialogue.

“The Magnificent Ambersons is still masterly. It’s the movie that all other films about families in decline are measured against.”

Winner of several acting awards from New York critics organizations.

Nominated for Academy Awards for best picture, acting, cinematography and art direction.

Sight and Sound polls have voted it among the greatest films of all time

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