Raising ‘Kane’: Paper Celebrates 150th Year With Film Fest

By: Dexter Hill

In celebration of 150 years, The Traverse City (Mich.) Record-Eagle will host a film festival this Sunday through Thursday featuring movies depicting journalism, reporting, and free speech.

The Newspaper Film Festival will begin Sunday evening with a screening of “Citizen Kane,” the 1941 Orson Welles film declared the “greatest American movie of all time” by the American Film Institute. Monday, the 1992 musical
“Newsies” will be shown, followed by “Deadline-U.S.A.” starring Humphrey Bogart, on Tuesday evening. Mel Gibson and Sigourney Weaver make an appearance in the Wednesday night film “The Year of Living Dangerously,” and
the festival ends on Thursday with a screening of “All the President’s Men,” the Watergate scandal flick that won four Oscars.

The movies will be presented at the State Theatre in Traverse City. Tickets for each movie are $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, and $6 for students.

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