Charlie Chaplin show at the Burns Film Center - NY Times
I'm really looking forward to this show. There's something kinda primal for me about getting to show Chaplin films to a large audience with a lot of kids. These are the first silents I ever saw, and I was a Chaplin nut as a kid.
A shame we can't show The Gold Rush cause it'd be perfect at this time of year. The Chaplin estate insists that – if you show it with live accompaniment – you hire an orchestra to play Chaplin's score. I can't begin to imagine how many thousands of dollars that would cost (on top of their licensing fee). Still, the Mutuals are real crowd-pleasers and are old friends of mine (and Bruce's) and even they don't get shown often enough. See you in Pleasantville on the 30th!