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Chaplin Retrospective at the Institut Lumière in Lyon

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.


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De Charlot à Chaplin - A Retrospective

On October 24th, MK2 in France began its retrospective called De Charlot à Chaplin, featuring digitally-restored versions of 10 Chaplin films (The Kid, A Woman of Paris, The Gold Rush, The Circus, City Lights, Modern Times, The Great Dictator, Monsieur Verdoux, Limelight, A King in New York).

The films were remastered from the best existing material, scanned at high-quality 2k resolution, then digitally restored and graded. Before being scanned, much of the original material had already undergone photochemical restoration at the Cineteca di Bologna.

The films can be seen every Saturday and Sunday from now until the end of the year at the newly opened high-tech MK2 cinema at the Grand Palais in Paris. Reserve now at

Also in France, on November 18, 2012, “The Kid” will be screened in 33 Gaumont and Pathé cinemas, including 10 in Paris and its suburbs. Tickets and information may be found here.

Chaplin Archives in Bologna

The Cinematheque of Bologna has taken nearly 8 years to accomplish the colossal task of scanning and indexing all Chaplin’s Archives - images, scripts, manuscripts, letters and thousands of documents such as daily production reports, drawings, press-clippings, exhibitor books, programmes…

Fantastic resource for historians, film academics, biographers, journalists etc. who can apply for a full or partial access to this material in the context of a specific project.

Chaplin fans may also have a glimpse at it here :

"The Gold Rush" New Release.

The Gold Rush (DVD & Blu-ray) was released by Criterion in the US.

It has both the 1925 version and the 1942 version with the music composed by Chaplin specially adapted by Timothy Brock for our Live Performances.

It also has new bonuses and a wonderful cover.

You might be interested by the restoration details of Criterion.

We also recommend reading some intersting insights on “The Gold Rush” in the New York Times notably the evolution of Georgia Hales character from one version to the other.

Chaplin Glam

Gilmar launched the Fall/Winter 2012-2013 Iceberg men collection during the Milan Fashion week last Monday with a licence for Chaplin T shirts.