Seasonal Special Happenings

Updating the Score

When: Sun., Jan. 11 2015

Charlie Chaplin films are real classics. During a two-year run between 1916 and 1917, the guy made several terrific short films that showed the evolution of his distinctive slapstick style. Not So Silent Cinema will screen several of those films today at 4 p.m. at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. They’ve created their original scores to go along with the movies too. “There is something quite devilish about Chaplin,” says founder Brendan Cooney in a press release. “Whether he’s the guest at a fancy ball, or a waiter in an upscale restaurant, Chaplin’s narcissism quickly erodes any semblance of civility and sucks everyone involved into mayhem.” The original scores feature Martha Hyde on clarinet, Carlos Santiago on violin, and Brendan Cooney on piano, and the ensemble will perform the music at today’s screening. Tickets are $15. (Niesel)

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