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The Gold Rush (1925)

June 20, 2021 3:00 PM

Doors Open: 2:00 PM
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INDIVIDUAL / MEMBER NO FEE / MEMBER COMP / MEMBER DISC Public Onsale: May 10, 2021 12:00 PM to June 20, 2021 3:30 PM
1h 52m / Not Rated / Silent Comedy

Upon its release in 1925, most reviews of The Gold Rush circled around two main points: for a comedy, it sure does have a whole lot of plot, and a whole lot of reels. It was the longest and most expensive comedic film made to that point, and that length and complexity gave Charlie Chaplin the room to evolve his performance out of pure slapstick and into the poignant, ambitious tragicomic clowning he'd invented. Starring Chaplin as The Little Tramp (as The Lone Prospector), he drew inspiration for The Gold Rush out of the unlikeliest of sources -- photos of Klondike gold rush and stories of the doomed Donner Party. It's a story of misery and horror, but told so sweetly and hilariously that you hardly notice. Where else are you going to find a tale of starvation and desperation told with a pair of bread rolls dancing on the tines of forks?

Chaplin’s masterpiece will be presented in its original format with LIVE accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. Tampa Theatre’s Artist in Residence, Steven Ball, will perform an original score, and the overall experience is as close to time travel as you will ever experience.

Stick around after the Sunday screening for a FREE post-show Film Talk audience discussion and Q&A with University of Tampa professor and film historian Patrick Ellis, who will be joined by organist Steven Ball.


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