He died on Christmas Day, 1977.
In 2007, people will be celebrating his life and work again.
The photographic exhibition “Chaplin In Pictures”:/infos/7 is in Bologna, Italy from June 1st through October 30th 2007 in Sala Borsa and will continue to tour in Barcelona, Madrid, Palma, Tarragone, Girone, Stockholm, Sweden …
“MK2”:http://boutique.mk2.com/fr/produit_44_mk2_8495.php will re-release three films in cinemas all over France at Christmas 2007 with new high definition restorations:
“The Kid”, “The Circus” and “The Gold Rush” in December 2007.
“Cineteca Bologna”:/articles/102 has decided to show the majority of Chaplin’s films during their “film festival”:en/infos/158 in June and July 2007. They will also complete their scanning of the Chaplin document archives and the complete archive will be available on the “Chaplin Project website”:http://www.charliechaplinarchive.org for summer 2007.
“Live orchestral screenings”:/live_performances of Chaplin’s films with his own music are already booked in Bilbao, Aalborg, Oslo, Aachen, Florence, Lahti, Trento, Bologna, Metz, Sydney Brazil, Kyoto, Norway… There is room for many more.
“Taschen”:/en/articles/38 published a new Icons book devoted to Chaplin, and other books are under preparation in collaboration in particular with Le Mani, Cineteca di Bologna, The BFI and Les Cahiers du Cinéma. Bayard will publish french books for children too.
The premiere of the Chaplin musical by Marc and Norbert Nacash will hopefully take place in Paris in autumn 2008.
Should you wish to organise a Chaplin event please “contact us”:/en/contacts.
You will find further information about all our activities and details of live orchestral screenings in particular on the “News and Live Performances pages of our website”:/live_performances