Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Charlie Chaplin at the Castro Redux

The Castro Theater has posted the schedule for their Charlie Chaplin retrospective. Actually, it's a touring program sponsored by Janus Films. The full Janus program consists of 17 titles but the Castro line-up only has 12.

Saturday Sept 18
The Circus (1928, 72 min.)
The Idle Class (1921, 32 min.)
A Day's Pleasure (1919, 19 min.)

Sunday Sept 19
City Lights (1931, 87 min.)
A Dog's Life (1918, 33 min.)
Sunnyside (1919, 30 min.)

Monday Sept. 20
Modern Times (1936, 87 min.)
Pay Day (1922, 22 min.)

Tuesday Sept 21
The Great Dictator (1940, 124 min.)
The Kid (1921, 54 min.)

Wednesday Sept 22
Limelight (1952, 137 min.)
Shoulder Arms (1918, 37 min.)


I'm not sure what is prompting this retrospective. They had a Chaplin retrospective less than 3 years ago at the Castro and PFA.

Charlie Chaplin Retrospective Theatrical Poster


The San Francisco Silent Film Festival announced their next two events.

Their Winter Event will be on Saturday, February 12, 2011. The 16th Annual Silent Film Festival will be held July 14 to 17, 2011. I notice the festival is four days again in 2011. I recall reading that this year's festival was expanded to four days (from three) to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the festival. Apparently the fourth day was considered a success.

Presumably both events will be held at the Castro Theater.

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