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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Charlie Chaplin Film Festival - St. Louis 2006









August 25 - October 15, 2006
- Webster University Film Series will have eight Chaplin Chaplin Films shown each weekend with one of Chaplin's First National or Mutual shorts.

The features are all of Chaplin's classics: 'The Kid', 'The Gold Rush', 'The Circus', 'City Lights', 'Modern Times', 'The Great Dictator', 'Monsieur Verdoux' and 'Limelight'. Each feature will be shown with shorts including 'The Immigrant', 'Easy Street', 'The Pawnshop' and many more...

All the feature films will be 35mm prints! Each film will be hosted by a special guest from the St. Louis Arts Community. Check their calendar for times. This is one of the best Chaplin Film events I have heard of this year in the states, so if in the area, do support it... more information

3 comments:

Paul C. said...

This would be tremendous to attend - most of us have only seen Chaplin's films on television, or (in my case) rather poor quality prints shown at film festivals or college campuses. In the updated interview on the new "Unknown Chaplin" DVD, Kevin Brownlow said that in his experience, "Chaplin works 100% on the big screen" and is not nearly as effective on TV.

Edna's Place said...

I have to agree. Seeing this many as 35mm film is going to become rarer in the future (rare now), so having an event like this is excellent. I hope they have a great turn out.

Edna's Place said...

And I like to thank the person who sent this in to us!