Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sun, Oct 14, 2018
7:30pm

THE WINDS OF WELLES
Double Feature!
CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT / THE IMMORTAL STORY
Introduction by F.X. Feeney.
CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT
aka FALSTAFF
1965, Janus Films, 115 min, Dir: Orson Welles

Writer-director Orson Welles once said of this lifelong passion project, “If I wanted to get into heaven on the basis of one movie, that's the one I would offer up.” Embroiled in rights issues for decades, this magnificent Shakespearean adaptation draws from five plays in the bard’s “War of the Roses” cycle. Welles stars as Sir John Falstaff, an errant knight who enjoys carousing with Prince Hal (Keith Baxter), only to be rejected by him when Hal becomes King Henry V. The mud-soaked re-creation of the Battle of Shrewsbury is one of several bravura sequences here, and the superb cast includes John Gielgud, Jeanne Moreau and Fernando Rey.


50th Anniversary!

THE IMMORTAL STORY
1968, Janus Films, 60 min, France, Dir: Orson Welles

Director Orson Welles’ first color film - and final narrative feature completed in his lifetime - is based on a short story by one of his favorite writers, Isak Dinesen. Welles plays an aging merchant in 19th-century Macao who recruits a man (Norman Eshley) and a woman (Jeanne Moreau) to re-enact a tale about a sailor paid to impregnate a rich man’s wife. Shot for French television (largely around Welles’ home in Madrid), this infrequently screened gem co-stars Fernando Rey and features music by Erik Satie.


Screening formats: DCP (CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT), blu-ray (THE IMMORTAL STORY)
Aero Theatre • Sun, Oct 14, 2018 • 7:30pm

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