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2018 Movies on the Roof

Movies on the Roof is a private movie festival run by Laura Lanford and Thomas Rammer. We screen classic American cinema Tuesday evenings during summer on a rooftop in Printer's Row.

Movies on the Roof 2018, Week 3: CITIZEN KANE

Hello Moviegoers!

After nine seasons, Movies on the Roof is finally presenting: CITIZEN KANE.

When a reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane's (Orson Welles) dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Though Kane's friend and colleague Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotten), and his mistress, Susan Alexander (Dorothy Comingore), shed fragments of light on Kane's life, the reporter fears he may never penetrate the mystery of the elusive man’s final word, "Rosebud."

Tuesday is your chance to see it on the big screen, and find out what all of the fuss is about!   Co-written, produced, directed, and starring the 24-year old Orson Welles, Citizen Kane is a vibrant, youthful, and still relevant film about failure, regret, and the cruelty of time. Technically unrivaled, and endlessly entertaining, this legendary film has been rightly called a shallow masterpiece, a hatchet job, and the greatest film ever made.

The weather for tomorrow is looking clear and beautiful, though it might get a touch chilly after sundown. Consider bringing a hoodie or blanket!

MotR 2018