The Costume of Silent Comedy: Chaplin Evening at LACMA

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The Costume of Silent Comedy: Charlie Chaplin and The Tramp Restored

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Hosted by Serge Bromberg

Charlie Chaplin’s “Little Tramp” character was once the most widely recognized figure in the entire world. Discover the first-ever filmed images of the Tramp as film historian and preservationist Serge Bromberg hosts a unique show full of stories, behind-the-scenes footage, restoration samples and never-before-exhibited documents. Other treats include a new print of A Night in the Show (1915) and the theatrical world premiere of the new restoration of The Bank (1915). Since 2003, as part of the Chaplin Project, Bromberg’s Lobster Films, Cineteca di Bologna and the British Film Institute have been working to restore all of Charlie Chaplin’s early films. To celebrate the conclusion of the project, Serge Bromberg will accompany the films on the piano and discuss the evolution of the beloved Little Tramp.

Presented as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' ongoing series at LACMA.

LACMA, Bing Theater
$3 Academy members, LACMA Film Club members, and students with valid ID | $5 general public

Visit LACMA's website for details.


November Events at the Musée de l’Elysée

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In November, the Musée de l'Elysée celebrates the Tramp with three movie nights, one conference, a brochure dedicated to young visitors and the launch of 'The Keystone Album' published by Xavier Barral.
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Chaplin Nights
6th, 7th & 8th November, 5-9pm
As part of the Chaplin, Between War and Peace (1914-1940) exhibition, the Musée de l’Elysée presents three cinematic evenings with screenings of 35 Chaplin shorts: Keystone Comedies (1914) & Shoulder Arms (1918)
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Lunchtime Guided Tour
19th November, 12:30 pm
With a museum guide. Included in the admission fee.
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Presentation: Chaplin’s Social and Political Commitment
27th November, 6:30 pm
Screening of Serge Viallet and Pierre Catalan’s documentary 1940: Charlie Chaplin Films “The Great Dictator”, followed by a talk with Kate Guyonvarch, Director of the Association Chaplin.
→ Free entrance, upon registration
Information and Registration

'Discover Chaplin' Brochure
Kids can use this fun and educational brochure to visit the exhibition. Free of charge, available at the front desk.
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Launch of The Keystone Album at Paris Photo
To mark the centenary of the Tramp, Editions Xavier Barral and the Musée de l’Elysée are publishing a unique volume from the Charles Chaplin photographic archives that were deposited at the museum in 2011: The Keystone Album. It presents Chaplin’s first year in front of Keystone’s cameras in 1914. To examine these 795 stills is to witness the birth of a character and see the beginnings of a filmmaker. Published in French and in English, this beautiful book is enriched with two essays and a filmography.
→ In the Museum's Bookstore and at Xavier Barral's booth at Paris Photo as of November 13
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"Chaplin around the World" Seminar, Paris

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"Chaplin around the World" seminar, 12 & 13 November 2014
Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, INHA (Galerie Colbert)

2014 marks 100 years since the start of the First World War, and also 100 years since Charles Chaplin's first film. A two-day seminar in Paris will take a look at his first years of work, and in particular the critical reactions at the time, the distibution of Chaplin's first films, and the artistic and theoritical interpretations of his first films worldwide.

Chaplin films will also be screened as part of the seminar, of course! For full details see the program below or contact chaplindanslemonde@gmail.com

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