Maywood Proviso Rotary Club Member is involved in the Pickwick Theater Benefit Screening
Orson Welles’ cinematic masterpiece, “Chimes at Midnight” restored in 6K scan from Harry Saltzman’s master negative.
Orson Welles’ film career continues to be very productive considering he passed away in 1985. Four years ago, Netflix completed and broadcast Welles’ last film plus three new documentaries about him have arrived and now, “Chimes at Midnight”, what Welles considered his best film, has been restored in a 6K scan from a master film negative and optical sound track.
After decades of inferior, faded, off-synch 35mm copies, a pristine 6K digital master now exists to fully experience Welles’ artistry and his cinematic craft as a master. This master negative 6K source is known as the “Harry Saltzman Negative” and has not seen since the 1960’s.
Pickwick Theater Benefit Screening
Special Advanced Sneak Prevue
Harry Saltzman, with partner Albert Broccoli, created the James Bond movie franchise and launched Sean Connery’s acting career. Harry Saltzman became Executive Producer of “Chimes at Midnight”, which Welles shot throughout
Harry Saltzman and later his estate have held ownership of the rights of the original AB roll negative and optical sound track, which had been in storage since the 1960s. After years of investigation, research and negotiation, Chicago Producer Michael Dawson and his partners acquired the rights to make use of the Harry Saltzman assembled AB roll negative and optical track to make a new 6K scan restoration.
Dawson said, “The advancements in digital technology applied to film restoration have been enormous, and in just a short period of time; High Def, 2K, 4K and now 6K.’ Dawson added, “Having the Harry Saltzman original assembled AB roll negative available to work from, allows us to show what the 6K scanning technology is capable of for restorations. This new 6K restoration will allow audiences finally to experience the most pristine version of Orson Welles’ masterpiece to date.”
Orson Welles’ “Chimes at Midnight”, also titled, “Falstaff” in Europe, is derived from five of Shakespeare’s plays; Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2, Richard II, Henry V and the Merry Wives of Windsor. The film’s plot centers on Shakespeare’s recurring character Sir John Falstaff and the father-son relationship he has with Prince Hal, who must choose between loyalty to his father, King Henry IV, or Falstaff. Welles said that the core of the film’s story was “the betrayal of friendship.” He further stated that it “acts as a metaphor of Merry Olde
“Chimes at Midnight” stars Orson Welles as Falstaff, Keith Baxter as Prince Hal, John Gielgud as Henry IV, Jeanne Moreau as Doll Tearsheet and Margaret Rutherford as Mistress Quickly, with narration by Ralph Richardson. Initially dismissed by most film critics, “Chimes at Midnight” is now regarded as one of Welles’ highest achievements, and Welles himself called it his best work: “If I had to offer up one work to get into heaven, this would be the one.”
Where: Pickwick Theater
5 S Prospect Ave, Park Ridge, IL 60068
When: January 10th @ 7:30 PM
Chimes At Midnight 6K Restoration Trailer:
When King Henry IV (Sir John Gielgud) ascends to the throne, his heir, Hal (Keith Baxter) the Prince of Wales, is befriended by Sir John Falstaff (Orson Welles), an old, overweight, fun-loving habitual liar. Through Falstaff's eyes we see the reign of King Henry IV and the rise of Henry V.
Running Time: 119 minutes
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The Maywood Chamber of Commerce, the Maywood-Proviso Rotary, Mariella's Banquet Hall, the Maywood Police Department and, host committee invite you to be our guest at the Mix, Mingle & Give holiday event on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm hosted by Loyola University Chicago - Office of Neighborhood Initiatives.
Come join us for some holiday cheer as we give to our local youth.
After registration, please consider making a charitable gift to the Shirley S. Nagel Memorial Scholarship Fund and/or bring an unwrapped toy to the event to support children in our community.
We are looking for donations of new (unwrapped) toys. If you are unable to attend the event, you can drop-off toys at the Maywood Police Department, 125 S. 5th Ave., Maywood, IL 60153 now until Monday, December 5th.
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Winter Coat Drive for Homeless Veterans
It’s time again to give to those in need!
The Cook County Clerk's Office is partnering with Rotary District 6450 to assist the Chicago Standdown in this year's Winter Coat Drive for Homeless Veterans. So, please join the Clerk’s Office and wrap your arms around a homeless veteran with a winter coat donation this season! Read more on how you can help below.
Since 1993, the Chicago Standdown has assisted those veterans who are less fortunate and experiencing homelessness – and this year they are looking for new or clean and gently used men’s winter coats (Sizes L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, and 4XL).
Coats will be accepted through Friday, October 21st with collection boxes located at 118 N. Clark Street, Room 120 and 69 W. Washington, 5th Floor.
All donated coats will be given out at the Chicago Standdown on Friday, October 28th at the Kedzie Armory (Illinois National Guard Northwest Armory, 1551 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60651).
Questions can be directed to Brian Cross (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 312-603-5788.
Thank you for your participation!