Charlie Chaplin's THE KID
Tuesday, June 30 at 7:30pm
Live Musical Accompaniment by BEN MODEL on the Cinemas Miditzer Theater Organ
$9 Members / $12 Public / Includes Reception
Active Membership Will Be Checked
Charlie Chaplin's first feature is a wonderfully heartfelt comedy about a woman who abandons her child with the intention of commiting suicide. The little Tramp (Chaplin) finds the baby and takes him under his wing. When the woman, Edna, turns out to be an opera star five years later, she spends her extra time doing charity work for youngsters who live in the slums, hoping that she will find her son. Eventually, the truth comes out and the authorities take the baby away from Chaplin. He steals the child back, but is soon discovered and separated once again from him. A reunion at the mother's mansion resolves things happily, yet the earlier somber tone prevails, making this sweet and heartwarming story resonate.
USA, 1921, 68 min.
For over two decades Ben Model has served as resident silent film accompanist for The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Ben composes and improvises all his own scores and performs in a style that both evokes the silent era and reflects a contemporary (and younger) audience's appreciation of music and film scoring.
Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Ave
Huntington, NY 11731
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|