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The Trial (1962) 4K Restoration

Opens on January 20

Director: Orson Welles Run Time: 119 min. Release Year: 1962

Starring: Akim Tamiroff, Anthony Perkins, Jeanne Moreau, Orson Welles, Romy Schneider

Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Language: English

60th Anniversary screenings at Gateway Film Center

About the film:

Newly restored from the original 35mm negative, Orson Welles’ legendary film adaptation of Franz Kafka’s novel is a Cannes Classics selection of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.

“the finest film I have ever made”

–Orson Welles

Josef K. (Anthony Perkins) is accused of an unspecified crime and shambles through a series of bizarre encounters in an attempt to clear his name in the face of a hellish bureaucracy.

About the filmmaker:

Orson Welles was an American director, actor, screenwriter and producer who is remembered for his innovative work in radio, theatre and film. He co-wrote, produced, directed and starred in as the title character in his first film, Citizen Kane (1941), which is consistently ranked as one of the greatest films ever made. His other acclaimed projects include the sensational radio adaptation of H. G. Wells’s novel “The War of the Worlds” and feature films The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), The Stranger (1976), The Lady from Shanghai (1947), Touch of Evil (1958), The Trial (1962), and Chimes at Midnight (1965)Welles received the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 1975, the Directors Guild of America’s D.W. Griffith Award in 1984, and is considered to be among the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time. With a development spanning almost 50 years, his final film, The Other Side of the Wind, was posthumously released in 2018.

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