AFI Movie Club Rewind: CITIZEN KANE – American Film Institute
Citizen Kane Film Sill - Orson Welles


AFI Movie Club Rewind: CITIZEN KANE

As CITIZEN KANE celebrates its 80th anniversary, AFI is partnering with Fathom Events, TCM and WB to bring this all-time classic back to theaters for the first time in decades. LEARN MORE


CITIZEN KANE is ranked #1 on both AFI’s original and 10th anniversary lists of the greatest American movies ever made. The pivotal opening line of the film, “Rosebud,” that Charles Foster Kane utters in his last moments, appears at #17 on the American Film Institute’s list of all-time greatest movie quotes. Orson Welles – the director, producer, co-writer and star of CITIZEN KANE – received the third AFI Life Achievement Award in 1975.  This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on July 20, 2020.

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