Auteurs 2015: Touch of Evil


CCA and St. John's Film Institute present THE AUTEURS Film Series
Orson Welles: Touch of Evil
As with all forms of art, our understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the great movies can be deepened and enhanced by learning how to see (and read) them better. The St. John’s College Film Institute is dedicated to cultivating the skills necessary to become better readers of great movies, and provides these public screenings—each in the best screening format available—to celebrate the work of eight of cinema’s essential artists.

“Evocative and brilliant … a wondrous gift no movie lover should miss.” –Chicago Tribune

There’s never been noir quite like it. Orson Welles’ imaginative and virtuosic classic—reassembled by a team including the legendary editor Walter Murch, and now digitally restored for the first time—follows  the Mexican drug trade, as Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and Welles himself play characters on a collision course, along with Marlene Dietrich. With music by Henry Mancini, and cinema’s most famous tracking shot (courtesy of cinematographer Russell Metty), this is a director’s cut for the ages: a true celebration of Welles’ peerless talent. (U.S., 1958/1998, 112m, DCP, NBC/Universal)

11:00a Saturday, June 27 & Sunday June 28; 6:00p Monday June 29