18th Annual Silent Film Gala: Old Favorites, New Live Music!
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The last date listed for 18th Annual Silent Film Gala was Saturday June 2, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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Actress, dancer and choreographer Debbie Allen's fun, fresh spin on The Nutcracker returns to Royce Hall for the holidays. The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker gives the seasonal favorite a rich new cultural context and updated characters, and features a lively contemporary score with original songs from multiple-Grammy-winner Mariah Carey and others. After young Kara receives a nutcracker filled with hot chocolate, she falls asleep and journeys to enchanted lands, including Candy Cane Lane, Egypt, the Rainforest, Jazzland, Russia and the Land of the Kimono Dolls. Little ones will have no trouble following along thanks to the narration by three wisecracking mice: Harvey, Schmink and Buckey. Allen herself appears in this fun holiday musical adventure. Learn More
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Featured review from Amy C.
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The event was great---approximately 1400 people laughing together at silent comedy geniuses Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. It's always powerful to see a silent movie with a 40 piece orchestra, and the music was wonderful for the two films shown. I highly encourage everyone to come out to next year's gala---it's well worth it to see a silent film in a beautiful theater (Royce Hall---with its fabulous restoration), with excellent orchestral accompaniment, and a crowd that fully supports film preservation.
This year the event includes an outrageously hilarious double feature: Charlie Chaplin’s "The Pilgrim" (about a convict gone straight…) and Buster Keaton’s "Sherlock Jr." (a projectionist turns sleuth). Timothy Brock conducts the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. "Sherlock Jr." will feature the world premiere of a new score that Brock has written for the occasion.
Dustin Hoffman, Honorary Chairman
Hanna M. Kennedy and Roger L. Mayer, Co-Chairmen
"The Pilgrim" (1923)
Written, produced and Directed by Charlie Chaplin
Starring Charlie Chaplin with Edna Purviance, Sydney Chaplin and Dean Riesner
"The Pilgrim" is one of Charlie Chaplin’s richest feature length films. In it, he plays an escaped convict who poses as the new minister of a small Texas town. Among the many highlights in this fast-paced comedy, is Charlie’s celebrated sermon on the story of David and Goliath. For many critics, "The Pilgrim" is one of the most outstanding Chaplin comedies. 50 minutes. Music by Charlie Chaplin.
"Sherlock Jr." (1924)
Produced by Joseph M. Schenck, Directed by Buster Keaton
Starring Buster Keaton with Kathryn McGuire and Joe Keaton
"Sherlock Jr." is one of Buster Keaton’s most famous and influential comedies, a dazzling showcase of his cinematic skills. In the story of a cinema projectionist turned amateur sleuth, Keaton’s exploits create awe-inspiring stunts and mind-boggling visual gags.45 Minutes. World Premiere of music by Timothy Brock.
About the Ticket Supplier: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
The members of LACO are among the very best musicians in Los Angeles. Most play in film studios, teach and/or perform as soloists with orchestras and chamber ensembles all over the world.