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  • Charlie Chaplin's "The Kid" with 40-PIECE GREENSBORO SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

    Charlie Chaplin's "The Kid" with 40-PIECE GREENSBORO SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

    Friday 4/18/14
    8:00 PM

    Showtimes

    8pm


    $20


    “THE KID” starring Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan comes to the PATIO THEATER in Chicago on Friday, April 18th at 8 PM with the 40-PIECE GREENSBORO SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA providing the live photoplay accompaniment.

    Did you know that Silent Film Society of Chicago members save $6 on each ticket off the box office price?

    A membership in the SFSC pays for itself with all the discounts to SFSC screenings throughout the year.

    YOU CAN JOIN NOW via PAYPAL through our web site:www.silentfilmchicago.com 

  • The Strange Love of Molly Louvain in 35mm!

    The Strange Love of Molly Louvain in 35mm!

    35MM :: 73 min + introduction

    Wednesday 4/23/14
    7:30 PM


    Tickets $5


     

    THE STRANGE LOVE OF MOLLY LOUVAIN
    Directed by Michael Curtiz • 1932
    Iowa cigarette counter salesgirl Molly Louvain (Ann Dvorak) has everything figured out until her country club boyfriend leaves her penniless and pregnant. Hitting the road with a greasy lowlife (Leslie Fenton), Molly eventually winds up in Chicago, where she gets mixed up with a cop killing. Fawned over by a hayseed hometown suitor (Richard Cromwell) and pursued by transparently cynical newspaperman Scotty “Peanuts” Cornell (Lee Tracy), Molly finds herself in a clinch that even blonde hair dye can’t fix. A rare starring showcase for the wonderful Dvorak, The Strange Love of Molly Louvain is a brisk maternal melodrama and a mettle-testing gauntlet of spontaneous sincerity. Based on a play by Chicago’s Maurine Watkins, this nevertheless rates as one of the most geographically inept depictions of the Second City on film: a key scene occurs at the intersection of Clark and Dearborn, while Hyde Park comes across as Lake Michigan’s version of The Bronx.  (KW)
    73 min • First National • 35mm from Library of Congress, permission Warner Bros.
    Co-sponsored by Park Ridge Classic Film Series
    Introduced by Christina Rice, author of Ann Dvorak: Hollywood’s Forgotten Rebel

    Projected by the Northwest Chicago Film Society
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