Exclusive screening of three silent short films with live musical score
TICKETS £5.00. Book at tate.org.uk
LOCATION Starr Cinema, Boiler House, Tate Modern, Bankside SE1 9TG
DATES Sunday 21 May
TIMES 3 - 5pm
Tate Modern will pay tribute to famous comic actor Charlie Chaplin with a special triple bill in the gallery’s Starr Cinema. Three much loved shorts; The Rink, Easy Street and The Immigrant will be screened in celebration of Chaplin’s south London roots, with live musical score by silent film accompanist Neil Brand. The session will be introduced by Pamela Hutchinson, silent cinema expert and editor of Silent London
The Rink (1916)
After causing restaurant chaos at work, a bumbling waiter tears up the local roller rink with his skating.
Easy Street (1917)
One of the most renowned shorts is Easy Street, a pun on East Street market where Chaplin grew up. A reformed tramp becomes a policeman to fight a huge thug terrorising in a rowdy neighbourhood.
The Immigrant (1917)
A sharp comedy about what it was like to arrive in New York via Ellis Island in the early 20th century. Charlie is an immigrant who endures a challenging voyage and gets into trouble as soon as he arrives in America.
Images courtesy of Lobster Films.