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(CANCELLED) Film Works Alfresco, “A Dog’s Life / The Kid” & Pre-Show, Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra at Inwood Hill Park
June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Announcing Inwood Art Works inaugural FREE outdoor summer cinema series, Film Works Alfresco! “A Dog’s Life / The Kid” by Charlie Chaplin, 33 and 53 minutes. Silent Comedy (1918, 1921, USA). A double feature of short silent films written, directed and produced by Charlie Chaplin. In A Dog’s Life, the “Tramp” plays opposite “Scraps” the dog, who helps him towards a better life in the big city. When it was made, it was both the longest Chaplin production to that time and, as he would later claim, the first in which he seriously considered comic plot construction.
The Kid is Chaplin’s first full-length feature film and features Jackie Coogan as his adopted son and sidekick. Chaplin titled the opening of film as “A picture with a smile–and perhaps, a tear” as it is regarded as his most perfect and personal film, and one of the greatest films of the silent era.
The principal wind players of the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra (WHCO) present an eclectic pre-film musical appetizer of works for woodwind quintet. WHCO is a non-profit performing arts organization presenting free concerts for the communities of Upper Manhattan.
Partnership with Inwood Art Works’ inaugural FREE outdoor summer cinema series, Film Works Alfresco. With support from the Partnership for Parks’ Inwood Parks Grant, made possible by Columbia University.
Twelve free screenings will occur consecutively every Monday evening at dusk at Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park from June 5 through August 21 in 2017.