Attention all LA-based Pictorial readers: The Silent Movie Theatre’s Cinefamily will be featuring a full retrospective of Charlie Chaplin’s complete body of work throughout the whole of September. The festivities kick off tonight with new prints of both City Lights and The Idle Class, with Chaplin’s silent features and shorts being screened every Wednesday and his talkies every Saturday. That means Limelight, Monsieur Verdoux, The Great Dictator, A King in New York–the whole enchilada!
And, in typical Cinefamily fashion, two of these screenings will be part of a Jacques Tati double feature which, personally, I find to be an inspired choice for a double feature. Thursday The Circus will be paired with Tati’s Parade, and Thursday will feature Play Time (Tati’s marvelous farce on modern living) with Modern Times (Chaplin’s timeless satire on modern technology).
If you have never had the pleasure of experiencing Chaplin on the big screen, this is a chance you simply cannot afford to miss. Not sure how else to say it … just GO.
View the full screening schedule here