“Atelier 76” is a non-profit association which runs filmmaking workshops called “Ciné-Pousse” in primary schools in the working-class neighborhoods of Seine-St-Denis near Paris.
They are hoping to get a 20,000 euro prize from the Fondation EDF. Please help them by voting for them on the Fondation EDF’s website (click on “VOTER POUR NOTRE ASSOCIATION”, then provide an e-mail address or log in via Facebook). Thank you. Fingers crossed!
Here’s a photo taken just after the screening of Modern Times on October 1, 2016 at the Théâtre la Piscine in Châtenay-Malabry, France. Timothy Brock, who restored several Chaplin film scores, brilliantly conducted the Orchestre national d’Île de France. It was fantastic to hear the audience’s uninhibited laughter throughout the film, followed by very generous applause at the end.
If you are interested in attending a screening of one of Chaplin’s masterpieces, accompanied live by a symphonic orchestra playing Chaplin’s own score, then take a look at our regularly-updated list of live orchestral screenings worldwide. Perhaps there’s one near you!
From September 15, 2016 to January 14, 2017 in Paris’s Théâtre des Feux de La Rampe, saxophonist Paul Mancini pays tribute to Charlie Chaplin in his one-man show Charlie Chaplin sa vie, son oeuvre, in which he plays Chaplin music and talks about the artist’s life.
From September 6 to October 1, 2016 at the Médiathèque Anne Fontaine in Antony, near Paris, you can rediscover Modern Times through behind-the-scenes photos and documents from the Chaplin archives. The exhibition was created by the Chaplin office. Visit the Festival d’Île de France website for details.
Conference: Charlie Chaplin, Cinéaste Engagé
On September 24 at 4pm, the Médiathèque Anne Fontaine d’Antony is hosting a conference (in French) with Guillaume Le Blanc on Chaplin and politics. For more information, visit the Festival d’Île de France website.
Modern Times with Live Orchestra
On Saturday, October 1st, don’t miss Modern Times accompanied live by the Orchestre national d’Île de France, conducted by Timothy Brock. More details on the festival’s website.
London! Don’t miss “Tonight at the Museum – Charlie Chaplin!”, a play written by Gillian Plowman, performed until 25th September 2016 at The Cinema Museum, the former Lambeth Workhouse where Charlie Chaplin spent some time as a child with his brother Syd and mother Hannah
We’ve uploaded a new video to our Youtube channel, TheChaplinFilms of the historic moment when Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith, the leading filmmakers of their day, founded United Artists. Watch the archive footage below. And don’t forget to subscribe to our channel to stay updated on new videos!
Charlie Chaplin will open the 30th edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival in Bologna, Italy on Saturday June 25 with Modern Times. Chaplin’s extraordinary original score will be performed in Piazza Maggiore by the orchestra of Bologna’s Teatro Comunale, conducted by Timothy Brock.
A second live orchestral screening, on Wednesday June 29, will feature Charlie Chaplin again with Cineteca di Bologna’s brand new restoration of The Kid accompanied by Chaplin’s 1971 score, newly restored by Timothy Brock.