WRITTEN, DIRECTED, PRODUCED, ORIGINAL MUSIC AND STARRING THE INCOMPARABLE CHARLIE CHAPLIN
On Wednesday, July 17th, TIFF in the Park will be presenting Charlie Chaplin's 1931 silent classic, City Lights. It will be held outside in David Pecaut Square, a little west of Roy Thompson Hall.
We showed another masterpiece of Chaplin's, The Circus, a few months ago at The Central and City Lights is every bit as great.
Charlie, the Little Tramp, meets a beautiful blind girl selling flowers and falls in love with her. Because of his kindness, she falls in love with him as well, not realizing that he is a poor Tramp. There is an operation that can cure her but unfortunately her family is in bad financial trouble. Charlie will do just about anything to get the money that will help her. The Little Tramp saves the life of a suicidal rich drunk and the wealthy man suddenly becomes Charlie's best friend. Or is he? Because of his on again, off again friendship with the wealthy drunk, Charlie is able to become the girl's benefactor. Not being able to see him, the blind girl believes that Charlie is the wealthy man that is helping her and her family. She eventually has the operation that cures her. Once she actually sees him will the Little Tramp get the girl in the end?
At 8:00 PM let's begin to gather at the SW corner of King and Simcoe, under the Roy Thomson Hall sign. Shortly after that we'll take a very short walk over to David Pecaut Square, just a few steps away. The movie will begin at 9:15 PM.
I suggest bringing a folding chair or a blanket for sitting.
If you're late and wish to join us, you can text or call me at[masked]-8372. This way I can help you to find our group. My phone will be turned off at 9:15 (movie time), so don't be late.
We look forward to seeing you!!