New documentary in search of festival screenings and tv deals :
h4. The BOOT CAKE by Kathryn Millard
A small desert town on the edge of western India’s famous salt plains is the unlikely home of the world’s largest population of Charlie Chaplin impersonators. The Charlie Circle of Adipur embraces businessmen, shopkeepers, a doctor who prescribes Chaplin movies for medicinal purposes, teachers, engineers, students and a three-year-old pre-schooler. They all share a passion for the silent film star of the early 1900s, with his twirling cane, wobbly walk and agitated eyebrows.
Check out “the bootcake”:http://www.thebootcake.com for the trailer of the film, to see how members of the Charlie Circle celebrate Chaplin’s birthday every year, and feel Charlie’s positive influence on their lives.
Charles Chaplin directs and appears in four films that demonstrate how his comic persona evolved during the sound era. All shown in new or archival 35mm film prints! Each film $8, CMA members $6, seniors 65 & over $5, students $4, or one Panorama voucher.
h3. “City Lights”
* Wednesday, August 6, 7:00
* Friday, August 8, 7:00
The “Little Tramp” falls in love with a blind flower seller in this peerless silent comedy (made during the sound era) that skillfully combines slapstick and pathos. Always on lists of the best movies ever made. New 35mm print! (USA, 1931, b&w, silent with musictrack, 87 min.)
h3. “The Great Dictator”
* Wednesday, August 13, 6:30
* Friday, August 15, 6:30
With Paulette Goddard and Jack Oakie. Chaplin plays both a Jewish ghetto barber and the mustachioed, megalomaniacal dictator Adenoid Hynkel in this prescient, passionate satire that was released a year
before the U.S. entered WWII. New 35mm print! (USA, 1940, b&w, 128 min.)
h3. “Monsieur Verdoux”
* Wednesday, August 20, 6:45
* Friday, August 22, 6:45
With Martha Raye.Chaplin plays a dapper Parisian bank clerk who murders rich widows for their money in this celebrated but controversial black comedy that marked a startling change of pace for the great clown. New 35mm print! (USA, 1947, b&w, 123 min.)
h3. A Countess from Hong Kong (With Marlon Brando, Sophia Loren)
* Wednesday, August 27, 6:45
* Friday, August 29, 6:45
Loren, Sydney Chaplin, and Tippi Hedren. Chaplin’s rarely revived final film is a romantic comedy about an émigré Russian countess who escapes to America on a luxury liner, stowing away in the cabin of a wealthy diplomat. Chaplin has a small role. Studio print!
(Britain, 1967, color, 35mm, 108 min.)
The “Little Tramp” falls in love with a blind flower seller in “City Lights”:/en/articles/4
Wed., August 6, 7:00
Fri., August 8, 7:00
h3. Cleveland Museum Of Art Informations
11150 East Blvd
Cleveland Ohio 44106
Tel 216-421-7340 or 1-877-262-4748
Cami, The man who made Charlie Chaplin laugh…
From early June till late September the Museum “De La Charité sur Loire”:http://www.cg58.fr/a-votre-service/publications/les-publications-des-musees-de-la-nievre/musee-de-la-charite-sur-loire.html is commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Cami, for half a century France’s most popular and prolific comic author, hailed by Chaplin as “the greatest humorist in the world” madcap novelist, serial-and-sketch-writer (for the press, stage and radio), cartoonist, illustrator, songwriter, librettist, punster and all-round funny man…
Musée De La Charité sur Loire
33, rue des Chapelains
58400 La Charité-sur-Loire
“Click here for more”:http://www.cg58.fr/a-votre-service/publications/les-publications-des-musees-de-la-nievre/musee-de-la-charite-sur-loire.html
They showed us how children in Victorian times played and worked. Particularly impressive were the Surrey Square infants school presentations of clog dancing, as Charlie would have danced with the Eight Lancashire Lads, and playing the spoons to a selection of popular music hall songs of the time.
Children from St Peter’s School Walworth enacted Charlie and Sydney’s childhood, including time at the workhouse, with panache. One child quoted from My Autobiography beautifully and brought tears to the eyes. Crampton School played out scenes from a Victorian childhood, reminding us that even in the direst poverty, white starched clothes were the norm. Their enactment of the workhouse showed how frightening it must have been for Charlie and Sydney.
Kids from Surrey School Junior School worked with “Tom Cross”:http://www.tomcrossanimation.com on a wonderful animated film, Charlie Chaplin meets the Kung Fu Cat.
We hope this will soon be available for you to see on “Tom’s website”:http://www.tomcrossanimation.com
St John’s Primary ended their great silent film on stage show with a rendition of Smile that had the whole theatre, local mayors, MP and parents alike, singing with them.
Sadly the theatre was not big enough for all the children to see each others acts and they had to wait patiently outside.
Hopefully, if this project is renewed, a larger venue could be found.
Jack McInroy, from the staff of St Peter’s School and huge Chaplin fan, dressed up as Charlie and amused the audience during the stage changes.
Research at the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center for children found that when children watched classic humorous films and tv shows - the works of Mr. Chaplin included among them - they were able to withstand a painful medical procedure longer and with less stress and trauma.
This has huge implications for children and adults who cope with chronic painful illnesses.
Here are “the published findings”:http://ecam.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/nem097v1
“Read the full article”:http://ecam.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/nem097?ijkey=vQVXkCN8QhDjDQe&keytype=ref%20
You can also purchase from “Rx Laughter’s website”:http://www.rxlaughter.org/t_news.htm#rxcard Chaplin postcards “Thinking of you” and learn more about the foundation its role and how to support it.