18th Annual Silent Film Gala: Old Favorites, New Live Music!
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Two iconic American rock groups will share the stage at the Fabulous Forum this summer as Cheap Trick joins Boston for their "Heaven on Earth" tour. Known for their killer pop hooks, Boston sold millions during the '70s and '80s with their catchy version of prog rock. Their self-titled debut was one of the fastest-selling pop debuts in history, spawning three hit singles that became American classics: "More Than a Feeling," "Long Time" and "Peace of Mind." At the same time, Cheap Trick was perfecting the delicate balance between power pop and hard rock that made them a major influence on future punk, metal and alternative bands. Songs like "I Want You to Want Me," "Surrender" and "Dream Police," along with their dynamic live performances, sealed their reputation as arena rock gods. Now, 40 years into their careers, the two bands are still going strong. The "Heaven on Earth" tour is traveling the country in support of Boston's sixth studio album release, Life, Love & Hope, and this is one of a select few appearances where Cheap Trick will be performing with them. Learn More
Captive parking. $12.00. Considering most L.A. parking fees are pretty reasonable, even the Chandler Pavilion UCLA has a lot of nerve charging for that charge for parking off-hours in what is largely an empty lot.Tune-In Festival L.A.: eighth blackbird travel • Mar 31 2014 star this tip starred
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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.