Unsilent Movies/Chaplin Shorts
Dir. Charlie Chaplin. USA, 1917. 1h 16m. Starring Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Henry Bergman, Albert Austin.
The popular percussion and keyboard duo are back with live accompaniment to three of Charlie Chaplin’s comedic shorts. Easy Street, One A.M. and The Rink were all written by Chaplin whilst working for the Mutual Film Corporation, a period considered by many to include his best work. These charming comedies feature Chaplin playing a beleaguered police officer patrolling a tough neighbourhood, a wealthy drunk trying to get back home, and a waiter causing mischief on a roller-skate rink.
Professional session musician Ric Elsworth (London Contemporary Orchestra) will play drums and will be joined by James Young on keyboard.