See restored version of Orson Welles' 'Chimes at Midnight' Nov. 27 at the Tivoli
The After Hours Film Society presents a newly restored Orson Welles' film "Chimes at Midnight" on Monday, Nov. 27.
The film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave. in Downers Grove. Admission is $11 or $7 for After Hours Film Society members.
It will feature guest host Michael Dawson, executive producer of the restoration.
The crowning achievement of Welles' cinematic career, the 1966 film constructs a moving portrait of Shakespeare's larger-than-life character Sir John Falstaff.
On the brink of Civil War, King Henry IV attempts to consolidate his reign while dealing with his son's neglect of his royal duties.
Hal, the young Prince, openly consorts with Sir John Falstaff. Falstaff and the King rely on Hal for comfort, while the young prince nurtures his own ambitions.
Henry IV (played by English acting legend John Gielgud) usurps the English throne, sets in motion the factious War of the Roses and now faces a rebellion led by Northumberland scion Hotspur (Norman Rodway).
Henry's heir, Prince Hal (Keith Baxter), is a ne'er-do-well carouser who drinks and causes mischief with his low-class friends, especially his rotund father figure, John Falstaff (Orson Welles).
To redeem his title, Hal may have to choose between allegiance to his real father and loyalty to his friend.
The film also features Jeanne Moreau and Margaret Rutherford.
A discussion follows the film.
Organist David Rhodes and the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Concerts returned to the Tivoli stage, thanks to a generous grant from the JCS Arts, Health & Education Fund of DuPage Foundation.
The organ lights up 30 minutes before the screening, so come early and enjoy the music!
To see the trailer, go to vimeo.com/518344579.
To learn more, visit www.afterhoursfilmsociety.com/chimes-at-midnight.html.