As mentioned on the Mobius Home Video Forum, the Film Forum in New York City is going to run an eight week Welles series in early 2004, which will include some of the rare material restored by the Munich Filmmuseum. As quoted from Film Forum's site:
"February 20-April 15 ORSON WELLES—8 weeks!
A major retrospective of one of the screen’s greatest directors and actors, from his still-astonishing debut with Citizen Kane through the 40-plus years of his work in front of and behind the camera. Highlights include new 35mm prints of The Stranger, Lady from Shanghai, F For Fake, and others; documentaries examining different phases of his career; a weekend of Welles rarities from the Munich Filmmuseum; and, book-ending the series, one-week engagements of two of his greatest films, both in new 35mm prints:
February 20-29 Welles’s “THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS”—New 35mm Print!
(1942) Welles’s masterwork maudit and “his most moving film” (Geoff Andrew, Time Out London), the saga of the decline of a family and the end of an era, re-edited with its ending re-written and re-shot under studio orders, but “even in this truncated form it’s amazing and memorable” (Pauline Kael).
April 9-15 Carol Reed’s “THE THIRD MAN”—New 35mm Print!
(1953) Welles in one of his most iconic roles, as Harry Lime in the über-atmospheric, Graham Greene-scripted tale of corruption and duplicity in occupied postwar Vienna. With Joseph Cotten and Alida Valli."
This sounds great, but I wish it were in Chicago. I could actually attend some of these, then.
Edited By Jeff Wilson on Dec. 05 2003 at 10:21