Charlie Chaplin’s The Immigrant is a classic short of the silent era. The tale of a ship full of immigrants crossing the Atlantic Ocean was a hit on release and contains potency in today’s world, when an immigration crises is creating challenges around the globe. The people in the film are poor, bullied by immigration officials, and seen as untrustworthy and undeserving. But not for Chaplin. Chaplin portrays the immigrants in such a manner that audiences could not help but empathize with their plight.
The Immigrant will be on the big-screen in Minneapolis this August, for the grand re-opening of the Trylon Cinema. In true silent era form, The Immigrant will be accompanied by live music, provided by The Poor Nobodys. The Minneapolis -based septet will perform the score for a showing of The Immigrant, which precedes a screening of Chaplin’s The Great Dictator.
The music for The Immigrant is orchestrated with cello, accordion, acoustic and electric guitars, piano, upright bass, mandolin, banjo, vocals. The Poor Nobodys silent film performances are enormously popular, and have included Night of the Living Dead, The Battleship Potemkin, Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger, Douglas Fairbanks’ The Black Pirate, and many others.
THE IMMIGRANT (1917) with GREAT DICTATOR (1940)
with live accompaniment by THE POOR NOBODYS (short only)
POSTPONED: rescheduled dates will be added to the website in the coming weeks!
All Seats $12.00
Advance tickets available at http://www.trylon.org/film/the-great-dictator/2017-08-18/
-Christopher Zusmki Finke