CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT
Monday, January 26
(1965, Orson Welles) A Shakesperean wintry lament for the “death of Merrie England,” with Welles’ “plump Jack Falstaff” and the forces of life and love versus Keith Baxter’s icily ruthless Prince Hal, with John Gielgud’s King Henry the moral center. Approx. 115 min. DCP.
DCP Restoration courtesy Filmoteca Española.
“WELLES’ FINEST SHAKESPEAREAN PRODUCTION, visually and emotionally a near-masterpiece. It should be back (it should be around forever) and it should be seen.”
– Pauline Kael
“A FILM TO TREASURE. Welles brings several passages of genius.”
– Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“The one Welles film that deserves to be called lovely. Restrained and even serene, it is ample proof of how sensitive and subtle an artist he is.”
– Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader