Wed

29/06

Piazza Maggiore > 21:45

THE HIGH SIGN / COPS / THE KID

Charles Chaplin
Introduce

Tim Lanza (Cohen Media Group) and Cecilia Cenciarelli

The Music of The Kid composed by Charles Chaplin, restored and adapted by Timothy Brock, performed by the Teatro Comunale di Bologna Orchestra directed by Timothy Brock.

The Music of The High Sign composed by Donald Sosin.

The Music of Cops composed by Timothy Brock.

Evening sponsored by Gruppo Hera

(In case of rain, the screening will take place at Teatro Comunale, Largo Respighi 1)

Serata sostenuta da Gruppo Hera
(In caso di pioggia, la proiezione si sposterà al Teatro Comunale, Largo Respighi 1)

Projection
Info

Wednesday 29/06/2016
21:45

Subtitle

Original version with subtitles

Admittance

Free entry

THE KID

Film Notes

We know everything about The Kid. For example, we know that when Chaplin risked losing the negative due to his pending divorce, he packed it off in twelve cases (with five hundred reels hidden in coffee cans) and took them to Salt Lake City. Once there, he and Rollie Totheroh edited the film in a hotel room using makeshift equipment, choosing from over two thousand sequences scattered on top of the beds, furniture and even in the bathroom.
We also know about Jackie Coogan. Aside from being Chaplin’s most magical co-star, he also sparked Chaplin’s imagination for The Kid: just a few minutes of seeing Coogan onstage at the Orpheum Theatre and Chaplin was already imagining the film’s key scenes and outlining its plot.
Last, we know, although we tend to forget it now that nearly a century has passed since its making, that The Kid, like all of Chaplin’s movies, was made ‘against and despite’.
Many advised him against venturing into the virtually unexplored terrain of a film that had to maintain a credible balance between farce, comedy and melodrama for almost an hour. Chaplin, however, took on the drama with confidence and honesty, mitigating farce with poetry, curbing sentimentality with pure comedy, and finding space for the surreal and oneiric. If it is true, as many critics believe, that Chaplin drew upon the humiliation of poverty and emotional scarring he experienced as a child, then perhaps there is no more sincere and authentic account of childhood than The Kid.

Cecilia Cenciarelli

Cast and Credits

Scen., Mus.: Charles Chaplin. F.: Roland Totheroh. M.: Charles Chaplin, Roland Totheroh. Scgf.: Charles D. Hall. Int.: Charles Chaplin (il vagabondo), Edna Purviance (la madre), Jackie Coogan (il bambino), Tom Wilson (poliziotto), May White (sua moglie), Carl Miller (pittore), Henry Bergman (guardiano del dormitorio), Chuck Reisner (bullo), Lita Grey (angelo), Albert Austin (uomo nel dormitorio). Prod.: Charles Chaplin per First National. DCP. D.: 60’. Bn.

THE HIGH SIGN

Italian Title
Tiro a segno
Director: Buster Keaton, Eddie Cline
Year: 1921
Country: USA
Running time: 21'
Film Version

English intertitles with Italian subtitles

Sound
Mute
Edition
2016

COPS

Italian Title
Poliziotti
Director: Buster Keaton, Eddie Cline
Year: 1922
Country: USA
Running time: 20'
Film Version

English intertitles with Italian subtitles

Sound
Mute
Edition
2016