Jun 25th 2022

Chicago Filmmakers will host the Chicago premiere of a new restoration of Orson Welles’ CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT, a rich and complex portrait of Shakespeare’s larger-than-life character Sir John Falstaff, in-theater on Saturday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m at Chicago Filmmakers’ firehouse cinema at 1326 W. Hollywood Ave.

Buy Tickets: https://chicagofilmmakers.org/upcoming-screenings-and-events/chimes-at-midnight

This new restoration was created by and provided courtesy of C.A.M. LLC in association with Cinedustrial. Restoration producer Michael Dawson, will appear in-person with the film to answer questions about the restoration process.

Synopsis: On the brink of Civil War, King Henry IV attempts to consolidate his reign while dealing with his son’s neglect of his royal duties. Hal, the young Prince, openly consorts with Sir John Falstaff. Falstaff and the King rely on Hal for comfort, while the young prince nurtures his own ambitions.

Henry IV (John Gielgud) usurps the English throne, sets in motion the factious War of the Roses and now faces a rebellion led by Northumberland scion Hotspur (Norman Rodway). Henry’s heir, Prince Hal (Keith Baxter), is a ne’er-do-well carouser who drinks and causes mischief with his low-class friends, especially his rotund father figure, John Falstaff (Orson Welles). To redeem his title, Hal may have to choose between allegiance to his real father and loyalty to his friend.

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