MACBETH (Original Release Version)
Sunday, January 25
(1948) In the gloomy, claustrophobic atmosphere of a studio-shot primitive world, a feudal lord (Welles in the title role) decides to go for the kingship, with horrifically fated results. The 89-minute U.S. release version, with the actors’ voices dubbed with American accents. Approx. 89 min. 35mm.
35mm restored print courtesy UCLA Film & Television Archive.
Restoration funding provided by The Film Foundation and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Plus Return to Glennascaul (1952): in this Oscar-nominated short, Orson Welles, on a drive in the Irish countryside, picks up a man who relates a “strange story told in Dublin.” Approx. 23 min. 35mm.
Print courtesy Constellation Center Collection at the Academy Film Archive.
“All atmosphere and movement, filmed on forthrightly stagy sets with a restlessly tracking camera… There is force in this rough, hasty rendering; the sheer speed of the pacing gives it a quality of crushing delirium.”
—Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
“One of the director's most personal creations, it's a courageous experiment with a craggy barbaric splendor all its own.”
– Elliott Stein, Village Voice
– Geoff Andrew, Time Out (London).