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*August 27, 2011 at 2:45pm: _The Circus

_*When we first meet Chaplin’s Tramp in this comic gem, he’s in typical straits: broke, hungry, destined to fall in love and just as sure to lose the girl. Mistaken for a pickpocket and pursued by a peace officer into a circus tent, the Tramp becomes a star when delighted patrons think his escape from John Law is an act. At the first-ever Academy Awards® ceremony, Charles Chaplin was honored with a special statuette “for versatility and genius in writing, acting, directing and producing _ The Circus_.” And, it went without saying, for again bringing laughter to packed movie palaces across America.

1928 Charlie Chaplin, USA, Black & White, Silent Film, 1hr 12 minutes

Co-Produced with Emerging Pictures

August 28, 2011 at 3:00pm: _The Kid and *A Dog’s Life*_

The Kid — One heaves rocks through windows. The other happens by in the nick of time to offer his services as an expert window repairman. It’s a system that works. So does everything else about this beloved Chaplin classic whose blend of laughs and pathos changed the notion of what a screen comedy could be.


A Dog’s Life_ —  Thanks to a dog he finds, Charlie ends up in possession of some stolen loot. But the wrongdoers want their ill-gotten gains back.

1921 / 1918, Charlie Chaplin, USA, Black & White, Silent Film, 1 hr 27 minutes

Co-Produced with Emerging Pictures

*August 28, 2011 at 5:00pm: Limelight

*Chaplin’s Limelight is a glimmering homage to what was, a proud look at a bygone entertainment era and a bittersweet tale of an artist passing the torch to a new generation. Chaplin portrays Calvero (the “Tramp Comedian” per an old theatrical poster in his room), who rescues a distraught ballerina (Claire Bloom) from suicide and mentors her to success. Among the film’s comedy highlights is a musical routine that’s anything but routine in the hands of legends Chaplin and stone-faced Buster Keaton. The extraordinary score by Chaplin, Raymond Rasch and Larry Russell earned the screen legend his only competitive Oscar.


1952, Charlie Chaplin, USA, Black & White, 2Hrs 17 Mins


Co-Produced with Emerging Pictures

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