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Dead of Winter Classic Comedy Festival


The F.I.L.M. (Forum on Image and Language in Motion) series will present a “Dead of Winter Classic Comedy Festival for the Young and Young at Heart” on Sunday afternoons during February.

F.I.L.M. series organizer and Visiting Professor of Art History Scott MacDonald will introduce the films. The festival begins Sunday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m., with Charlie Chaplin’s The Adventurer (1915) and The Kid (1921).

The Adventurer shows the Little Tramp on the run from the police and pretty much everyone else, but not too busy to save women from drowning, kicking bad guys in the rear.

In The Kid, co-starring Jackie Coogan, the Tramp finds an abandoned child and the result is not only “a smile and perhaps a tear,” but one of the quintessential American comedies. Accompanied by Chaplin’s original score.

All F.I.L.M. series events are on Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. in the Bradford Auditorium, KJ, and are free and open to the public.

More classic comedies:

Sunday, Feb. 12: Buster Keaton’s The General (1926)
Sunday, Feb. 19: Two Tars (1928) and The Music Box (1932) with Laurel and Hardy
Sunday, Feb. 26: Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times (1935)

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