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Loitering Without Intent: Music by Carl Davis to Chaplin's Mutuals

Music composed and conducted by Carl Davis for Chaplin’s Mutual Films, 1916-1917
with The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and The Wihan Quartet

In 2003 and 2004 the British Film Institute released in two volumes, Charlie Chaplin’s twelve comedy shorts, created by him for the Mutual Film Corporation in 1916 and 1917. This CD is Carl Davis’s choice of music, composed by him for Charlie’s Mutuals as they came to be known as, after the company that produced them.
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New UK Releases

The new UK distributors of our films, Curzon / Artificial Eye, will be releasing new DVDs/Blu-rays of our films:

10th August 2015: The Kid, The Gold Rush, The Circus

24th August 2015: City Lights, Modern Times, The Great Dictator, Monsieur Verdoux

28th September 2015: A Woman of Paris, Limelight, A King in New York, The Chaplin Revue

Also, keep an eye out for the films in Curzon and non-Curzon venues in the UK! The newly refurbished Curzon Bloomsbury cinema in London has programmed the following Chaplin line-up:

Sunday 9th August
The Kid & The Gold Rush

Sunday 16th August
City Lights & Modern Times

Saturday 22nd August
The Great Dictator

Sunday 23rd August

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Slapstick Festival 2016


Slapstick Festival’s annual celebration of silent comedy in Bristol returns to Colston Hall for a 12th year, with a special screening of Charlie Chaplin’s masterpiece, ‘The Kid’, on Friday, 22 January 2016.

Chaplin’s own score will be performed live by the Bristol Ensemble.

Book tickets now!

Help us find Charlie's Oscar!

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Charlie Chaplin’s Oscar® for The Circus (1928) was stolen in January 2015 from the Chaplin office in Paris and we still have no news.

It was going to be on display to the public at the future Chaplin museum in Switzerland.

This is a saddening loss but we hope the Oscar will be found and displayed in the museum one day.

Please share the video above and spread the news. If you know of anything, please get in touch.

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"Ciné-Pousse" Filmmaking Workshops for Kids

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In 2010, the Association Atelier 76 began running filmmaking workshops called “Ciné-Pousse” in primary schools in the working-class neighborhoods of Seine-St-Denis near Paris. But Ciné-Pousse is much more than just a filmmaking project…

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These workshops aim to open up children’s minds to art and culture through slapstick film. The association is committed to offering equal opportunities to the children of Seine-Saint-Denis. Every child involved has several roles in a multifaceted cultural project. The children (re)discover the life and work of Charlie Chaplin, and are also taught to write, act in, and produce their very own short silent film.

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The association now also organizes workshops with children and teenagers at an out-of-school setting, the Cinéma Le Trianon in Romainville. To date, 15 films have been written and produced by the participating kids, including a class of children with disabilities. When the films premiere at Cinéma Le Trianon, the kids themselves welcome guests and run the ticket booth.

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To get in touch, donate or simply to learn more about this fantastic association, check out the Ciné-Pousse webpage. Roy Export and the Chaplin family are happy to be sponsors of Ciné-Pousse.

Photos: © Frédéric Boyadjian and Christophe Raynaud de Lage

The Birth of the Tramp Celebration - One Year Later

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In June 2014, the Chaplin office and the Cineteca di Bologna organized a celebration for the 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s iconic Tramp character. The video above looks back at the festive event. Watch, like and share!

• Videos of some of the guest speakers are available here:
• Papers from the conference can be read here: