The Trial *Free Screening*

Thursday, November 2nd at 7:30pm! (Naro-Minded Pre-Show at 7pm)
Free Screening courtesy of Old Dominion University Libraries

Clearly the work of a true master, Orson Welles‘s The Trial brings to life the suffocating work of Franz Kafka with a dreamy intensity, crafting a film that’s stunning to behold and all too familiar to anyone who’s had dealings with the criminal justice system… or the health care system… or government administration… or the postal service… or air travel… or human resources… or… You get the idea. Written and directed by Welles and staring Anthony Perkins, Jeanne Moreau, Romy Schneider, Elsa Martinelli  and Orson Welles himself in a key role. (1962, 118m)

“Say what you like, but The Trial is the best film I have ever made” – Orson Welles at the completion of the film.

“Perkins gives one of the best performances of his career in The Trial, aided by an outstanding array of stellar players.” – James Powers, Hollywood Reporter

“Though debatable as an adaptation of the Franz Kafka novel, Orson Welles’s nightmarish, labyrinthine comedy of 1962 remains his creepiest and most disturbing work; it’s also a lot more influential than people usually admit.” – Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

‘Naro Minded’ Screening Series -Free public screenings of cult favorites and new releases with updates on Old Dominion University Libraries’ acquisition of the legendary Naro Expanded Video Collection