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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!

Chaplin Events at the Festival d’Ile de France

This year the Festival d’Île de France has organized several events related to Chaplin’s Modern Times :

Exhibition: Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times

From September 6 to October 1, 2016 at the Médiathèque Anne Fontaine in Antony, near Paris, you can rediscover Modern Times through behind-the-scenes photos and documents from the Chaplin archives. The exhibition was created by the Chaplin office. Visit the Festival d’Île de France website for details.

Conference: Charlie Chaplin, Cinéaste Engagé

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On September 24 at 4pm, the Médiathèque Anne Fontaine d’Antony is hosting a conference (in French) with Guillaume Le Blanc on Chaplin and politics. For more information, visit the Festival d’Île de France website.

Modern Times with Live Orchestra

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On Saturday, October 1st, don’t miss Modern Times accompanied live by the Orchestre national d’Île de France, conducted by Timothy Brock. More details on the festival’s website.

Tonight at the Museum – Charlie Chaplin!

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London! Don’t miss “Tonight at the Museum – Charlie Chaplin!”, a play written by Gillian Plowman, performed until 25th September 2016 at The Cinema Museum, the former Lambeth Workhouse where Charlie Chaplin spent some time as a child with his brother Syd and mother Hannah

For more information, visit the production’s website.

Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival 2016

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Charlie Chaplin will open the 30th edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival in Bologna, Italy on Saturday June 25 with Modern Times. Chaplin’s extraordinary original score will be performed in Piazza Maggiore by the orchestra of Bologna’s Teatro Comunale, conducted by Timothy Brock.

A second live orchestral screening, on Wednesday June 29, will feature Charlie Chaplin again with Cineteca di Bologna’s brand new restoration of The Kid accompanied by Chaplin’s 1971 score, newly restored by Timothy Brock.

Visit the Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival’s website for more information.


11330 m² of Chaplin

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A gigantic new work of land art by artist Franck Bonneau (Land’Art & Co) was inaugurated on 11th June 2016 at the Aérodrome de Thise in France. Having been a Chaplin fan since childhood, Bonneau is thrilled to pay homage to Chaplin with this huge portrait, which to our knowledge, at 11330 m² is the biggest portrait of Charlie Chaplin in the world.

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