December 21-23, 2012, at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres in Hollywood and Santa Monica, California
The American Cinematheque salutes Charlie Chaplin this Christmas with screenings of THE KID, THE GOLD RUSH (which originally opened at the Egyptian Theatre on 26 June 1925), THE CIRCUS, CITY LIGHTS, MODERN TIMES and A DOG’S LIFE.
Chaplin holds a very special place in the history of the American Cinematheque, as one of Sid Grauman’s guests at the Grand Opening of the Egyptian Theatre in 1922.
If you want to see the original Tramp costume, it is currently on display with many other Hollywood film costumes at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London until 27 January 2013. See the V&A website for details.
If you can’t make it to London, you can still check out the V&A’s iphone/ipad app, available on itunes.
Two of Chaplin’s films, A Woman of Paris and Monsieur Verdoux are part of the exhibition Paris vu par Hollywood at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris until 15 December 2012. Free entrance. http://www.paris.fr/hollywood
If you happen to be in Madrid between now and 5 January 2013, stop by the Fundación Canal to see 20 photographs of Chaplin in the exhibition, Mitografías - Mitos en la Intimidad. The exhibition aims to provide an original, close and personal vision of some of the 20th century’s most outstanding individuals through a collection of about 250 intimate, private, personal and family images largely unseen before by the general public.
From 26 October 2012 until 20 January 2013, the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland is hosting an exhibition called, The Angels of Klee. Klee’s works are surrounded by twelve video and photography installations by artists from the 1920’s up to the present, including a sequence of the film The Kid by Charlie Chaplin. See the Zentrum Paul Klee’s website for further details.
From Saturday, November 10th to Sunday, January 6th, the Institut Lumière in Lyon, France is hosting a Charlie Chaplin retrospective, with the participation of MK2 and the Chaplin Association.
For the occasion, ten digitally restored feature films will be screened, as well as a selection of shorts and Richard Attenborough’s Chaplin.
There will also be two live orchestral film screenings of City Lights on December 8th and 9th at the Auditorium de Lyon, with the Orchestre national de Lyon playing Charlie Chaplin’s own score, conducted by Timothy Brock.