100 years ago this month, Charlie Chaplin became the highest paid entertainer in the world when he signed with the Mutual Film Corporation; the dozen shorts he produced for them include some of the funniest and most brilliant sequences of his career. Program includes: “The Immigrant” (1917, 22 min.) The Tramp sails to America and … [Read more…]
Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive in cooperation with the British Film Institute and in consultation with Bo Berglund with funding provided by The Film Foundation, UK Film Council, and Saving the Silents, a Save America’s Treasures project organized by the National Film Preservation Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National … [Read more…]
Don’t miss this jam packed evening presented by Retro Format and the American Cinematheque! Retro Format will be showing clips and shorts featuring your favorite silent stars like Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson, Felix the Cat, Will Rogers, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin and more! Plus Live entertainment from the Poverty Row Revue featuring All … [Read more…]
Retroformat returns with a tribute to Sir Charles Chaplin, featuring an array of classic shorts, including the immortal Tramp’s debut in Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914) and a Centennial Screening of The Tramp (1915). Plus…Hollywood’s classic first feature-length comedy, Tillie’s Punctured Romance (1914) starring Chaplin, Marie Dressler and Mabel Normand, directed by Mack Sennett. 150 minutes.
March is full of Silent Film Gems from Charlie Chaplin’s 1st feature to Mary Pickford’s last Silent. The spring is shaping up to be very busy for Cliff with tons of silent stars from Mary Pickford to Lon Chaney. Catch him playing at the UCLA Film and Television Archive Festival of Preservation as well as … [Read more…]
Last Saturday Cliff had the privilege of playing at the Silent Movie Night Fundraiser held in Anaheim to raise money for the Fall Festival and Halloween Parade. It was a great night of Silent comedy classics staring Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, Harold Lloyd and Charlie Chaplin. Cliff played a beautiful pipe organ and created … [Read more…]
Co-sponsored by Palos Verdes Art Center and Palos Verdes Library District, this special film screening combines silent movies starring dogs and live piano accompaniment. First up, Charlie Chaplin and Scraps star in the 1918 comedy A DOG’S LIFE followed by 1923 Rin Tin Tin adventure WHERE THE NORTH BEGINS. Both films will feature Cliff Retallick … [Read more…]