2003-03-13 / Arts & Entertainment

New Offerings In BPL’s Popular Silent Film Series

BPL’s free film series, "More Silent Slapstick 101," continues with classic silent comedies from 1914 to 1929. With live piano accompaniments by Stuart Oderman. Curated and hosted by Ken Gordon, the films are presentee in the Central Library Auditorium on the 2nd floor.

As a companion to the incredibly popular Silent Slapstick 101, which ran in last fall, MORE Silent Slapstick revisits some favorite comic characters with films featuring Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, and others, together with shorts, starring that much-loved animated feline, Felix the Cat.

Buster Keaton, March 23, 2 pm

Offers Keaton’s feature-length masterpiece, The General (1926) 77 minutes; plus, a Felix the Cat cartoon: Felix Gets the Can (1925) 9 minutes.

Charlie Chaplin (at right)

April 6, 2 pm

Celebrate what would have been Charlie Chaplin’s 114th birthday on April 16. All four films star and (except for the first) are directed by Chaplin: Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914) 41/2 minutes; The Tramp (1915) 20 minutes; The Pawnshop (1916) 25 minutes; and The Vagabond (1916) 25 minutes.

For more information these films on other free, indoor family entertainment, including storytelling, arts and crafts and various games for youngsters, at BPL, visit www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org web site or visit any one of its 58 branches throughout the borough or cal1-718-230-2100.

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