Citizen Kane

What more can you say about one of the defining masterworks of cinema? Problem is, there’s been so much said, most of it dry and academic, that people can imagine Citizen Kane as an uninviting chore to be sat through—rather than something to enjoy. Forget what the video store clerks tell you about its historical significance; the fact is that Orson Welles’ 1941 portrait of an unscrupulous, Hearst-like newspaper tycoon’s rise and fall is fast, funny, and never ever dull. Note free admission with same-day receipt from a local LQA business, or $5 without. (NR) BRIAN MILLER

Mon., Oct. 24, 7 p.m., 2011

 
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