Charlie Chaplin's "The Kid," with live musical accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis

  • August 22, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan in the silent movie The Kid (1921), with live musical accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis

Admission is free and open to the public. I plan to be at the Rogers Center for the Arts by 6 p.m.

Screening of the film will be preceded at 6:30 p.m. by an informal discussion with Christopher DiGrazio, noted silent film expert and author. Musical accompaniment for The Kid will be performed live during the screening by silent film composer Jeff Rapsis.

The screening of the film is at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

Map and Directions: http://www.merrimack.edu/map/

Information About the Film and Jeff Rapsis: http://www.silentfilmlivemusic.blogspot.com/

*****From Jeff Rapsis’s website:
The Kid follows the story of a tramp (Chaplin) who attempts to raise an orphaned boy on his own. It includes several classic scenes and is highlighted by a sequence in which Chaplin battles authorities attempting to return the child to an orphanage. Co-starring with Chaplin in The Kid is five-year-old Jackie Coogan, who turned in what many critics rank as the best child performance of the entire silent film era. Chaplin himself worked closely with the young Coogan for more than a year to develop the youngster's acting abilities. Coogan went on to a long career that much later included the role of Uncle Fester in the popular 1960s Addams Family television show. The Kid will be preceded by several short Chaplin comedies made earlier in Chaplin's career.*****

I will be at the Rogers Center for the Arts by 6 p.m. Look for me, my red backpack, and the meetup sign on the right-hand side of the auditorium about midway between back and front (and on the first floor if there’s a choice). I’ll try to gather everyone after the movie, too, so that we can compare notes.

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  • Marianne

    Mary Ann, I got lost on my way to the Rogers Center for the Arts and arrived at about 6:20 p.m. Sorry I missed you. I plan to schedule a Nerd Fun event for Jeff Rapsis's appearance at the Somerville Theater in October.

    August 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can attend the activitys? I'm just Learning English

    August 22, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I was @ the Rogers Center for the movie. Wish I had met you. I taught English as a Second Language. hope to get to meet you next time.

      August 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic! Thoroughly entertaining with Jeff Rapsis keyboard accompaniment and commentary. I left Rogers Center better informed about the genre.

    August 23, 2012

  • Marianne

    So much fun. Great to see Charlie Chaplin with Jeff Rapsis's live music to accompany it. I'm already looking forward to The Phantom of the Opera in October!

    August 22, 2012

  • Marianne

    Jenny, you probably know this already but RSVP originally comes from the French (repondez, s'il vous plait). English speakers use "RSVP" to mean that they would like a reply to their invitation, and meetup computers do the same! Above the list of attendees, at the right and near the top of this page, meetup asks you to "RSVP"yes or no. It's a way for organizers to know who's coming and who to look for. If it's a bit difficult to figure out (I'm guessing this is your first meetup), then skip it. By now, I know that you and your husband are planning to come! Looking forward to meeting you!

    August 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I Will be with my husband, i don't understand wath is RSVP?

    August 22, 2012

  • Marianne

    Jenny, of course, you can come. In fact, a silent movie with music might be perfect, although you might not learn much English! RSVP yes so I'll be sure to look for you.

    August 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! I wil be here, today!

    August 22, 2012

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