Previously at the ICA - Seasons
28 Oct 2011 – 3 Nov 2011
With the beautifully restored high definition Touch of Evil playing exclusively at the ICA it seems timely to revisit his masterpieces Citizen Kane and The Magnificent Ambersons. All three films suffered at the hands of their respective studios. Citizen Kane almost never got released, both Touch of Evil (shown here in its 1998 restored form) and The Magnificent Ambersons were severely recut against Welles’ wishes. But watching them all together it’s never less than startling how ambitious and innovative these films are despite all the interference. It’s hard to imagine what was going through the minds of those execs who thought they knew better than Welles, but despite their ‘help’ these film continue to inspire and influence like few others.