September 25, 26, 27, and 29 - Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AR
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas presents a symposium on Art for the Citizen— bringing together creative thinkers from surrounding institutions to explore artists from the first half of the twentieth century whose work conveys political and social messages—from paintings to the cinema of Charlie Chaplin. The final day of the symposium features a live performance accompanying Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights, presented by the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra playing Chaplin’s own score.
If you think you have to choose between Chaplin and Keaton, you don’t! Enjoy them both at the Buster Keaton Celebration this year, where Chaplin will be their guest of honor. Visit the 21st Annual Buster Keaton Celebration website for full details.
-New digital restoration from a 4K film transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
-New audio commentary by Charlie Chaplin biographer Jeffrey Vance
-Chaplin Today: “City Lights,” a 2003 documentary on the film, featuring Aardman Animations cofounder Peter Lord
-Chaplin Studios: Creative Freedom by Design, a new interview program featuring visual effects expert Craig Barron
-Archival footage from the production of City Lights, including film from the set, with audio commentary by Chaplin historian Hooman Mehran; a costume test; a rehearsal; and a complete scene not used in the film
-Excerpt from Chaplin’s short film The Champion (1915), along with footage of the director with boxing stars at Chaplin Studios in 1918
-One Blu-ray and one DVD, with all content available in both formats
-PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Gary Giddins and a 1966 interview with Chaplin
August 1-26, 2013 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe: The Hat, The Cane, The Moustache is a solo show in which a young actor explores the life and career of his idol, Charlie Chaplin.
Clive Elkington stars in this unique and playful look at one of the world’s most famous film stars.
Explore the life and career of Charlie Chaplin through the eyes of a young actor in the moments before he goes on stage to recreate his idol. This one man show is a funny and extraordinary story of two performers, told in words, visual and physical theatre - all with a great big toothy grin, and the inspiration of a legend to draw on… With a hat, a cane and a moustache, Chaplin’s Little Tramp will come back to life right before your eyes.