Join us on May 3rd in the 1930's WPA art deco Barnum Hall theatre to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Charlie Chaplin's hilarious first screen appearance as the “Little Tramp,” the character that would become his best known on-screen alter ego. His portrayal of this tragicomic character in "Kid Auto Races at Venice" instantly made Chaplin the biggest star in Hollywood.
Featuring Christoph Bull, internationally acclaimed silent cinema organist and University Organist at UCLA & Royce Hall performing live on the massive 1921 Wurlitzer Theater pipe organ.
"Kid Auto Races at Venice", 1914, shot unscripted exactly 100 years ago just blocks away on Main Street in Venice with real spectators
"The Immigrant", 1917, Chaplin survives a comically harrowing voyage only to have his American Dream blocked by a bullying waiter in this masterpiece of social satire which was later used as evidence to expel him from the US in 1952. Recently deemed 'historically, culturally and aesthetically significant' in the Library of Congress National Film Registry
"A Trip to the Moon", 1902, Georges Melies, a rare big screen showing of the beautiful new restoration of the hand-painted full-color version, (the inspiration for HUGO) - "Cinematic highlight of the the Century" -New York Times, named one of the 100 greatest films of the 20th century byThe Village Voice and the first work designated as a UNESCO World Heritage film.
"Never Weaken", 1921, Harold Lloyd hanging over downtown in the film that perfected his signature 'thrill comedy'
"COPS", 1922, Buster Keaton vs. the entire LAPD, selected for preservation in the National FIlm Registry.
...and hard to get silent cartoons including Fleischer's "Koko's Earth Control".
Last year's nearly sold out show was a blast! Don't miss it!
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