Chicago Pays Tribute to Geraldine Chaplin

The Chicago International Film Festival pays tribute to Geraldine Chaplin on October 15, 2016. Known for her acclaimed performances in films like DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, NASHVILLE, and WELCOME TO L.A. among others, the daughter of Charlie Chaplin and Oona O'Neill will appear onstage at the Essanay Studios - where her father shot His New Job in 1915.

Clips from Geraldine Chaplin's decades-spanning career will accompany a discussion with film critic and historian David Robinson, author of "Chaplin: His Life and Art". She will also receive the Festival's Career Achievement Award.

More information available on the Chicago International Film Festival website.

Paris: Ciné-Jam Sessions with Edgar Sekloka

From October 6, 2016 to June 1, 2017

At the MK2 Gambetta movie theatre in Paris, Edgar Sekloka (singer, poet, writer) will perform live with other musicians and special guests, accompanying early Chaplin comedy shorts.

Schedule :

6 October 2016 - The Immigrant (featuring Mélissa Laveaux)
3 November 2016 - Twenty Minutes of Love and Making a Living (featuring FM Laeti)
1 December 2016 - The Vagabond (featuring TBD)
2 February 2017 - The Adventurer (featuring Lou Marco)
2 March 2017 - The Floorwalker (featuring TBD)
4 May 2017 - Dough and Dynamite (featuring Blick Bassy)
1 June 2017 - The Count (featuring TBD)

More information on MK2's website.

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Please Vote for Atelier 76/Ciné-Pousse

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"Atelier 76" is a non-profit association which runs filmmaking workshops called "Ciné-Pousse" in primary schools in the working-class neighborhoods of Seine-St-Denis near Paris.

They are hoping to get a 20,000 euro prize from the Fondation EDF. Please help them by voting for them on the Fondation EDF's website (click on "VOTER POUR NOTRE ASSOCIATION", then provide an e-mail address or log in via Facebook). Thank you. Fingers crossed!

Modern Times with Live Orchestra

Tim Brock at Modern Times with orchestre national d ile de france

Here's a photo taken just after the screening of Modern Times on October 1, 2016 at the Théâtre la Piscine in Châtenay-Malabry, France. Timothy Brock, who restored several Chaplin film scores, brilliantly conducted the Orchestre national d’Île de France. It was fantastic to hear the audience's uninhibited laughter throughout the film, followed by very generous applause at the end.

If you are interested in attending a screening of one of Chaplin's masterpieces, accompanied live by a symphonic orchestra playing Chaplin's own score, then take a look at our regularly-updated list of live orchestral screenings worldwide. Perhaps there's one near you!