‘The Gold Rush’ is a landmark comedy and one of the top-grossing films of the silent era, finds Chaplin’s iconic ‘Little Tramp’ character journeying to the frozen wastelands of the Yukon. There as a prospector, the Tramp’s search for gold turns into a pursuit of romance, but with plenty of laughs along the way.
The film contains several famous scenes, both comic and dramatic, including a starving Chaplin forced to eat his shoe for Thanksgiving dinner and a heart-breaking New Year’s Eve celebration.
‘The Gold Rush’ is regarded by many critics as Chaplin’s best film and is a prime example of his unique talent for combining slapstick comedy and intense dramatic emotion.
Jeff Rapsis will accompany this feature. Rapsis, a New Hampshire-based musician and composer, will use a digital synthesizer to recreate the texture of the full orchestra, complete with pounding drums and clashing cymbals.
Event begins with Potluck from 5-6pm, movie at 6ish, live music during film
Please bring one of the following for the potluck – soup, bread, salad, main dish, dessert or beverage