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Othello

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Saturday 3/7
2:00 pm
$9 General Admission
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dir. Orson Welles, USA/Italy/Morocco/France, 1952, DCP, b/w, 93 min.

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In 1948, Orson Welles (Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil) set out to adapt Shakespeare’s Othello – the tragic tale of jealousy and betrayal in the royal courts of Venice. The film’s shoot was fraught with pitfalls, including bankruptcy and unforeseen cast changes, which lead Welles to suspend filming several times. The bullheaded director persisted, however, and the result of his efforts is an astounding and breathtakingly beautiful adaptation. Assisted by renowned production designer Alexandre Trauner, Welles glorifies each shot of his Othello with clever contrasts between shadow and light, earning a well-deserved Palme d’Or in Cannes in 1952.