The Little Tramp Centennial Celebrations and Chaplin Screenings

Updated 2/20/14

Funny Bones: The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin with Dan Kamin

On-going all year

Multiple locations

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.

http://www.dankamin.com/calendar/

Charlie Chaplin’s 100 Years in the Movies 1914-2014

The Australian Silent Film Festival

On-going all year

Sydney, Australia

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.

http://www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au/index.asp?IntCatId=14

“The Tramp at 100: A Charlie Chaplin Centennial”

The Cinefamily

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.

http://www.cinefamily.org/films/the-tramp-at-100-a-charlie-chaplin-centennial/

 

City Lights

Barbican

February 16, 2014

London, England

Barbican will screen the feature film as part of its Silent Film & Live Music Series.

http://www.barbican.org.uk/film/event-detail.asp?ID=15777

 

“Charlie Chaplin Triple Feature”

Denver Silent Film Festival

February 28, 2014

Denver, Colorado

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).

http://denversilentfilmfest.org/events/charlie-chaplin-triple-feature/

 

“Charlie Chaplin: The Gold Rush”

The Florida Orchestra 

February 28, 2014

Tampa, Florida

To accompany the film, the Florida Orchestra will perform live the orchestral score that Chaplin himself composed for THE GOLD RUSH.

http://tampatheatre.org/charlie-chaplin-the-gold-rush/

“A Salute to the Little Tramp’s Centennial”

Kansas Silent Film Festival

February 28 & March 1, 2014

Topeka, Kansas

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).

http://www.kssilentfilmfest.org/kssff2014/program.html

“CELEBRATE CHAPLIN!”

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)

http://www.silentclowns.com/nowshowing.html

The Kid

The Historic Elsinore Theatre and Chemeketa Community College

March 12, 2014

Salem, Oregon

The first appearance of the Tramp in a feature-length film. THE KID will be presented with Chaplin’s original musical score.

http://www.elsinoretheatre.com/events/film_series.html

“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)

http://www.torontosilentfilmfestival.com/index.html

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

Bologna, Italy

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.

http://www.cinetecadibologna.it/en/home

 

Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival 2014

August 21 – 24, 2014

Waterville, Ireland

The festival includes a hugely entertaining range of events, screenings, workshops and Chaplin themed street entertainment and much, much more.

http://chaplinfilmfestival.com/

 

“The Sound of Chaplin”

Barbican

November 30, 2014

London, England

Chaplin’s First World War feature, SHOULDER ARMS, alongside early shorts, accompanied by original and new scores.

http://www.barbican.org.uk/film/event-detail.asp?id=15904

 

Saturday Night Movies

Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum 

On-going on Saturday nights throughout the year

Niles, California

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.

http://www.nilesfilmmuseum.org/movies.htm

 

Are you hosting a screening not mentioned on this list? Let us know in the comments section below! 

 

10.2.2014