Limelight

  • Featured_exhib_film_chaplin_limelight01

Film:

Limelight

Showtimes:

Wednesday May 28 07:30 PM

Location:

Doris Duke Theatre


Purchase_tickets_but

About the Film:

Directed by Charlie Chaplin. 1952. USA. 137 mins.
Chaplin’s Limelight is a glimmering homage to what was, a proud look at a bygone entertainment era and a bittersweet tale of an artist passing the torch to a new generation. Chaplin portrays Calvero (the “Tramp Comedian” per an old theatrical poster in his room), who rescues a distraught ballerina (Claire Bloom) from suicide and mentors her to success. Among the film’s comedy highlights is a musical routine that’s anything but routine in the hands of legends Chaplin and stone-faced Buster Keaton. The extraordinary score by Chaplin, Raymond Rasch and Larry Russell earned the screen legend his only competitive Oscar®.—MK2 & Warner Bros.

Last: Björk: Biophilia Live
Ballet on Screen | Julia Och… :Next