A Dog's Life/The Kid by Charlie Chaplin Presented by Inwood Art Works at FIlm Works Alfresco
Monday, August 28, 2017
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
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Join us at Inwood Hill Park to see a double feature of short silent films written, directed, and produced by Charlie Chaplin.
In A Dog’s Life, the “Tramp” plays opposite of "Scraps" the dog, who helps him towards a better life in the big city. When this short film was made, it was both the longest Chaplin production to that time and, as he would later claim, the first in which he seriously considered comic plot construction.
The Kid is Chaplin’s first full-length feature film and features Jackie Coogan as his adopted son and sidekick. Chaplin titled the opening of film as “A picture with a smile--and perhaps, a tear” as it is regarded as his most perfect and personal film, and one of the greatest films of the silent era.
33 and 53 minutes. Silent Comedy (1918, 1921, USA).
About Film Works Alfresco
Film Works Alfresco is New York City's only free outdoor cinema series presenting films in English and Spanish. This curated film series focuses foremost on presenting independent and popular films with local relevance that culturally resonate with the Northern Manhattan community. In a neighborhood bereft of a movie theater, Film Works Alfresco presents twelve free screenings consecutively every Monday evening at dusk at Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park from June 5 through August 28, 2017. This English and Spanish language seasonal cinema series expands public access to professional filmmaking in Northern Manhattan, and presents as diverse an array of films as the community it serves. The Film Works Alfresco is produced by Inwood Art Works, Aaron Simms, Founding Executive Producer.
Gaelic Field is located near the salt marsh in Inwood Hill Park and is accessible by entry at Isham Street and at 218th Street.
Inwood Art Works