Sunday, October 5th, 2014 @ 1PM in Brooklyn [silent film accompaniment]

When: Sunday, October 5th at 1PM
(The library won’t open until 1PM on Sundays, and the screening will most likely start closer to 1:30PM)
What: POLICE (1916, 26 min.), EASY STREET (1917, 24 min.), DOG’S LIFE (with sound track, 1918, 35 min.) Dir. Charlie Chaplin.

We celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Chaplin’s tramp character on film in 1914. Today’s short comedies recreate the mean streets of Chaplin’s London youth and focus on the Tramp in his natural habitat, as impoverished and homeless, as Chaplin deepens his ability to express tragedy as comedy, as the Tramp becomes a universal symbol of the dispossessed: Police (1916; 26 Minutes), and Easy Street (1917; 24 minutes), with live piano accompaniment by Makia Matsumura; and A Dog’s Life (1918; 35 minutes), with music composed by Chaplin on the soundtrack. Films directed by Chaplin. Hosted and curated by Ken Gordon. Children under 6 will not be admitted.

Where: Brooklyn Public Library – Dweck Center at Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Nearest Subway: Eastern Parkway or Grand Army Plaza on 2/3, or B/Q to 7th Avenue (check for the notorious weekend subway diversions!)

Admission: free

Sunday October 5th, 2014 by Makia Matsumura
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