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Posted on: February 16, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Malibu Library Speaker Series with Author Harlan Lebo, Feb. 28

Malibu Library Speaker Series with Author Harlan Lebo February 28, 7PM at Malibu Library

2023 Malibu Library Speaker Series Continues with Author Harlan Lebo Discussing his Book that Examines the Iconic Film “Citizen Kane”

The 2023 Malibu Library Speaker Series continues with author Harlan Lebo discussing his book “Citizen Kane: A Filmmaker’s Journey” about the making of one the most impactful films in cinema history, Tuesday, February 28, 7:00 PM at the Malibu Library. 

"For his first feature film, Orson Wells produced, directed, co-wrote and starred in ‘Citizen Kane,’ a film that is widely identified as one of the best movies of all time," said Mayor Bruce Silverstein.   "For the second installment of the 2023 Library Speaker Series, we invite our friends, neighbors and community members to learn the behind-the-scenes details of this extraordinary accomplishment by a much-revered and often-misunderstood Hollywood icon."

Harlan Lebo’s “Citizen Kane: A Filmmaker’s Journey” is a movie-lover’s history of the trials, tribulations, and triumphs behind the making of “Citizen Kane,” considered one of the greatest films ever made. The 1941 film was nominated for Academy Awards in nine categories and won for Original Screenplay. It’s cinematography, editing, music, and social commentary are considered innovative and precedent-setting. 

“Citizen Kane: A Filmmaker’s Journey,” not only tells the story of the making of one of Hollywood’s greatest films, but also presents a compelling tale of censorship, individual rights, and creative freedom and recounts one of the most exciting chapters in Hollywood history. 

Lebo has written books on other iconic films, including “The Godfather” and “Casablanca” and served as a historical consultant to Paramount Pictures for the 50th anniversary of the release of “Citizen Kane.” He writes about cultural history, science, the humanities, society, and the impact of digital technology. 

The Malibu Library is located at 23519 West Civic Center Way. Space is limited and RSVPs are required for this free event. For more information or to RSVP, visit the Library Speaker Series webpage or call the Malibu Library at 310-456-6438. 

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