Upcoming Talk | Harlan Lebo and Citizen Kane: A Filmmaker’s Journey

Orson Welles on set of Citizen Kane with camera visible

In conjunction with the library’s exhibit It’s Still Terrific: Citizen Kane at 75, author Harlan Lebo will join us on Monday, 30th January for a lecture offering an historical overview of the film’s production, history and cultural significance.

Using previously unpublished materials from studio files and the Hearst organization, Lebo’s recently published book, Citizen Kane: A Filmmaker's Journey, charts the fascinating tale of how a then twenty-three-year-old Orson Welles reinvigorated Hollywood but suffered for it the rest of his life.

Join us for Lebo's lecture at 5 pm Monday in the Hatcher Gallery, and be sure to allow time for viewing the exhibit in our Audubon Room.

Also, if you can make it, join us on Tuesday (31st January) at 4 pm for a screening of Citizen Kane, with an introduction by Lebo in Angell Hall, Auditorium A.


Sponsored by the University of Michigan Library (Special Collections Library), and the Department of Screen Arts & Cultures.

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