‘Mank’ Takes On Hollywood Politics And The Legend of ‘Citizen Kane’

by Stephen Thompson, Aisha Harris, Bilal Qureshi, and Monica Castillo

Starring Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried, Mank captures the artistic process behind the conception and writing of Orson Welles’ first movie, Citizen Kane. Director David Fincher’s black-and-white ode to classic film is a story about tycoons, studio heads, addiction, creative credit, and the politics of Old Hollywood during the Great Depression.