Classics of the Silent Era: The Kid & One Week

Apr 17, 2020


Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid 1h 8 Min
Chaplin stars as his lovable Tramp character, this time raising an orphan (Jackie Coogan) he has rescued from the streets. Chaplin and Coogan make a miraculous pair in this nimble marriage of sentiment and slapstick, a film that is, as its opening title card states, “a picture with a smile—and perhaps, a tear.”

Buster Keaton’s One Week 25 Min
The story of two newlyweds, their attempt to make a home together – literally – and their subsequent realization that a house is not always a home, and in fact, in this case, it may be an impossibility.

The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra is a five piece chamber ensemble that revives the repertoire of silent film orchestras. Using historic libraries of music, and selecting and fitting a piece of music for each scene in the film, Mont Alto compiles vibrant and emotional scores using the original techniques of silent film orchestras.