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Monday, March 30, 2015

Orson Welles Centennial Celebration & Symposium

Categories: Indiana University

May 6, 2015, marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of actor, writer, producer and director Orson Welles, and IU is hosting a five-day celebration and symposium with movies, academic sessions, an exhibit, discussions, tours and social events. Visit Bloomington is proud to support this event presented by The Media School at Indiana University, IU Libraries and Indiana University Cinema.

Orson Welles


April 29 through May 3, 2015


If you don't have time to read the whole schedule, here are some events I chose that look pretty cool:

  • "Welles and Radio: 'War of the Worlds' and Orson Welles' Radio Legacy": April 30 panel presentation about one of radio's most interesting figures
  • Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles: April 30 documentary screening with the filmmaker, covering the fascinating life of Welles
  • Tours of the Lilly Library and IU Libraries Moving Image Archive: May 2 tour of some of IU's coolest historical collections
  • Citizen Kane: May 6 screening of his most famous film, in a new 4K Restoration, often considered the greatest film of all time


Orson Welles Citizen Kane posterApril 28
7pm: Chimes at Midnight

April 29
7pm: The Magnificent Ambersons

April 30
2pm: Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles
7pm double feature: The Immortal Story, F for Fake

May 1
3pm: Too Much Johnson

May 2
3pm: Unreleased and rare Welles footage
7pm: Touch of Evil
9:30pm: The Trial

May 3
3pm: Macbeth
6:30pm: Confidential Report/Mr. Arkadian

May 6
6:30pm: Citizen Kane

Abby Perfetti

Abby Perfetti

Hailing from Indianapolis, Abby has lived in Bloomington since 2009. She was the Content & Social Media Coordinator for Visit Bloomington, and in her spare time, she sings in choirs, gardens, and enjoys the occasional craft beer.