Athens International Film Festival

TOO MUCH JOHNSON

25/09/2021, 17:00, DANAOS
1/10/2021, 19:45, STELLA

Orson Welles’ first film project remains an autonomous, vivid and full of pizzaz tribute to silent comedy. A must-see screening for every scholar and fan of the director as it features an on-screen parade of his most determining influences throughout the 66 unedited minutes of its duration. The film will be screened prior to the main screening "The Immortal Story / Une Histoire Immortelle".


USA | 1938 | B&W | DCP | 66’ | ENGLISH

What if we discovered an unknown early Da Vinci painting? Or a ‘lost’ Beethoven symphony? Yes, ‘Too Much Johnson’ is of that unfathomable historic importance. If it was mentioned in the bibliography, it would be another gravestone in the ‘lost films’ cemetery. But sometimes, a resurrection does happen. In Pordenone, 2008, a mysterious copy was discovered and In 2013 the world was presented with the (maybe prophetically) incomplete debut of Orson Welles.

A great chance for the enthusiasts to greet the genius, perfect for the suspicious ones to celebrate its incomplete nature. Still. The young man knows too well the asthmatic Mack Sennett, the geometrical Keaton and the risky Harold Lloyd. Slapstick, crazy decoupage, incredible time accelerations, sense of movement and frame architecture make up for an early monument I.D.

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DIRECTOR:Orson Welles
SCREENWRITER: Orson Welles
DoP: Paul Dunham
MUSIC: Paul Bowles
EDITORS: William Alland, Orson Welles, Richard Wilson
PRINCIPAL CAST: Joseph Cotten, Virginia Nicolson, Edgar Barrier, Arlene Francis


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        MR. ARKADIN

        MR. ARKADIN

        23/09/2021, 19:30, DANAOS
        27/09/2021, 20:00, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        OTHELLO

        OTHELLO

        23/09/2021, 22:00, RIVIERA
        25/09/2021, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        THE STRANGER

        THE STRANGER

        24/09/2021, 22:00, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
        30/09/2021, 22:15, STELLA

        THE TRIAL

        THE TRIAL

        24/09/2021, 22:30, TRIANON
        28/09/2021, 22:00, RIVIERA

        THE IMMORTAL STORY / UNE HISTOIRE IMMORTELLE

        THE IMMORTAL STORY / UNE HISTOIRE IMMORTELLE

        25/09/2021, 17:00, DANAOS
        1/10/2021, 19:45, STELLA

        CITIZEN KANE

        CITIZEN KANE

        25/09/2021, 20:00, IDEAL

        MACBETH

        MACBETH

        26/09/2021, 18:30, IDEAL
        30/09/2021, 20:00, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT / CAMPANADAS A MEDIANOCHE

        CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT / CAMPANADAS A MEDIANOCHE

        26/09/2021, 22:15, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
        3/10/2021, 21:30, TRIANON

        TOUCH OF EVIL

        TOUCH OF EVIL

        27/09/2021, 22:30, AEGLI ZAPPION
        3/10/2021, 18:30, DANAOS

        THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI

        THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI

        28/09/2021, 20:00, AEGLI ZAPPION
        2/10/2021, 17:00, IDEAL

        THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS

        THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS

        29/09/2021, 19:00, DANAOS
        3/10/2021, 19:30, TRIANON

        F FOR FAKE

        F FOR FAKE

        29/09/2021, 22:00, TRIANON
        2/10/2021, 21:30, STELLA