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Cinematic Time Machine: The Third Man

Sunday 17th November and Thursday 21st November

Director: Carol Reed

Starring: Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles and Trevor Howard

Rating: PG

UK 1949, 124mins

Considered by many as the best British film ever made, the Electric Cinema celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the release of The Third Man

Directed by Carol Reed (The Fallen Idol, Oliver!) from an original script by acclaimed novelist Graham Greene, THE THIRD MAN won the Grand Prix at Cannes and the BAFTA for Best British film and is beloved by filmmakers the world over from Martin Scorsese to Ben Wheatley. Oscar-winning cinematography showcasing the shadowy underbelly of a bombed-out Vienna, an endlessly quotable performance by Orson Welles and an iconic soundtrack from zither player Anton Karas, a Viennese busker plucked from obscurity by Reed, all combine to make one of the most memorable thrillers of all time.

The film will be proceeded by a pre-recorded musical performance from Cornelia Mayer, a Viennese zither player, including insights into the genesis of the score and anecdotes about its composer Anton Karas.