Funny Bones: The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin with Dan Kamin
On-going all year
Dan Kamin, who trained Robert Downey Jr. for his Oscar-nominated performance as Chaplin, takes audiences on a magical excursion into Chaplin’s enchanted comic world through film clips, live performance, live musical accompaniment for a restored version of The Pawnshop, Chaplin’s short 1916 masterpiece, and lots of fun audience participation. For a complete list of dates and locations, click here.
Charlie Chaplin’s 100 Years in the Movies 1914-2014
The Australian Silent Film Festival
On-going all year
To celebrate the centennial of The Little Tramp, the Australian Silent Film Festival is hosting several screenings of Chaplin films throughout the year. Visit the festival website for dates and details of individual events.
“The Tramp at 100: A Charlie Chaplin Centennial”
February 14, 7:30pm
February 15, 5:00pm
Los Angeles, California
A series of screenings of some of The Tramp’s greatest appearances in film. You can still catch their final screenings of CITY LIGHTS.
February 16, 2014
Barbican will screen the feature film as part of its Silent Film & Live Music Series.
“Charlie Chaplin Triple Feature”
Denver Silent Film Festival
February 28, 2014
The Denver Silent Film festival is presenting three significant pieces of Chaplin film history: Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914, 11 minutes), A Dog’s Life (1918, 33 minutes), and The Circus (1928, 71 minutes).
“Charlie Chaplin: The Gold Rush”
The Florida Orchestra
February 28, 2014
To accompany the film, the Florida Orchestra will perform live the orchestral score that Chaplin himself composed for THE GOLD RUSH.
“A Salute to the Little Tramp’s Centennial”
Kansas Silent Film Festival
February 28 & March 1, 2014
On March 1st, the Kansas Silent Film Festival will host “A Salute to the Little Tramp’s Centennial” with a screening of CHARLIE ON THE WINDMILL (1916), THE MASQUERADER (1914), and MODERN TIMES (1936).
The Silent Clowns Film Series
March – April, 2014
New York, NY
The Silent Clowns Film Series will host three events, spanning Chaplin’s meteoric rise to fame from 1914-1917 at three different studios. Screenings include:
Chaplin at Keystone (March 1)
Chaplin at Essanay (March 8)
Chaplin at Mutual (April 12)
The Historic Elsinore Theatre and Chemeketa Community College
March 12, 2014
The first appearance of the Tramp in a feature-length film. THE KID will be presented with Chaplin’s original musical score.
“Celebrating 100 Years of Chaplin on Film”
Toronto Silent Film Festival
April 3 – 8, 2014
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Toronto Silent Film Festival celebrates “live cinema,” creating a bond between the silent film on the screen, the live performers, and the audience. Chaplin screenings include:
THE CIRCUS (April 5)
1000 LAFFS: IT STARTED WITH CHARLIE (April 6)
BEHIND THE SCREEN (April 8)
The Birth of Chaplin’s Little Tramp: A 100th Anniversary Celebration
Hosted by Cineteca di Bologna (home of the Chaplin Archive)
June 26 – 28, 2014
This international conference will bring together Chaplin enthusiasts from around the world and feature guest speakers including David Robinson, Film Critic and author of Chaplin: His Life and Art; Kevin Brownlow, film historian and director of The Unknown Chaplin; and Paris Cecilia Cenciarelli, Archivist and Head of The Chaplin Project, Cineteca di Bologna, Italy.
Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival 2014
August 21 – 24, 2014
The festival includes a hugely entertaining range of events, screenings, workshops and Chaplin themed street entertainment and much, much more.
“The Sound of Chaplin”
November 30, 2014
Chaplin’s First World War feature, SHOULDER ARMS, alongside early shorts, accompanied by original and new scores.
Saturday Night Movies
Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum
On-going on Saturday nights throughout the year
Every Saturday night, the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum presents several silent films, often including a Charlie Chaplin short. Visit the museum website for details for select dates.
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