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Finding Joe
THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014, 07:00 PM
Chautauqua Community House
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“Finding Joe” is a rich and inspiring exploration of famed mythologist Joseph Campbell’s (1904–1987) pioneering studies into what he dubbed “the hero’s journey” and its continuing impact on our lives and culture. Directed by Patrick Takaya Solomon, the documentary spotlights Campbell and his hugely influential work through interviews with a who’s who of writers, artists, entrepreneurs and visionaries including author and public speaker Deepak Chopra, AcademyAward®-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (“A Beautiful Mind”), director Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight”) and surfing legend Laird Hamilton.Watch the film trailer here.

Interwoven with the interviews are delightful enactments of classic tales by a troupe of kids, and clips of movies as varied as “Star Wars,” “The Matrix” and “Rocky” that map the hero’s journey. The film itself is structured around the different stages of the hero’s journey—the challenges, fears, dragons, battles and the all-important return home as a changed person with a gift to share with the larger community.

After the screening Director Patrick Takaya Solomon will discuss the documentary process, his understanding of Campbell and answer audience questions.

 

 

Finding Joe

Duck Soup (1933)
Starring the Marx Brothers and featuring the recorded soundtrack
WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$10.00 ($5.00 Member), $5.00 children 10 and under
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Regarded as the comedy legends’ funniest and most popular film, recognized on the AFI’s 100 Years…100 Laughs list and selected for the National Film Registry, this comedy classic features some of the most hilarious sequences every filmed and remains as entertaining and relevant today as it did when it was first released in 1933.
After being appointed dictator of Freedonia, Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho) proceeds to bring the mythical nation to a halt by showing up late and insulting everyone at his inauguration. Hoping to oust the unfit new leader, two spies (Harpo and Chico) are sent from the neighboring Sylvania. Soon enough, war is declared between the two nations with outrageous results.
Also featured: An episode from Groucho's famous TV show "You Bet Your Life" Total running time: 90 min.

 

 

Duck Soup (1933)

Way Out West (1937)
Starring Laurel & Hardy and featuring the recorded soundtrack
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$10.00 ($5.00 Member), $5.00 children 10 and under
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Tan and Ollie are at their best in this western satire. The 'boys'  are desert rat prospectors travelling to the cow-town of Brushwood Gulch on a calling of kindness. A companion has died, for some reason entrusting these two wandering cavaliers with his deed to a valuable gold mine. Their mission -- deliver said deed to the orphaned daughter, Mary Roberts. They hitch-hike a ride when a stagecoach comes by and begin a mild flirtation with a reasonably attractive woman.  This talkative lady turns out to be the wife of the sheriff who orders the twosome out of Brushwood Gulch by nightfall. Or else! Considered by many to be their best feature  it is an excellent look at what made vaudeville great as it has a good story line filled with comic gags, silly songs & lighthearted dance.
Also featured: The Oscar-winning short “The Music Box”
Total running time: 98 min

 

 

Way Out West (1937)

Limelight (1952)
Starring the Charlie Chaplin and featuring the recorded soundtrack
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$10.00 ($5.00 Member), $5.00 children 10 and under
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"Limelight" (1952) is a moving and autobiographical film that works as both a bittersweet drama and a mirror into the soul of one of the world's greatest film makers. It's 1914 London. A washed-up, famous music hall comic Calvero (Chaplin) saves a suicidal ballerina (Claire Bloom) and in the process gives her the hope to move on and succeed as he regains the confidence to return to the stage himself. They become each other's emotional support as they try to make it in the world of the performing arts. Special cameo appearance by Buster Keaton.
Total running time: 136 min.

 

 

Limelight (1952)

The Lost World (1925)
Silent film featuring live musical accompaniment by the Purple Squirrel Quartet
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 ($6.00 Member)
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Humans meet dinosaurs in this first adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous 1912 novel.

The story begins when Paula White brings her missing father’s journal to Professor Challenger (Wallace Berry). The journal features sketches of dinosaurs and Challenger announces that dinosaurs still walk the earth.Met with London’s ridicule Challenger accepts a newspaper's offer to finance a mission to rescue Paula’s father and encounter a lost world. This first adaptation of "The Lost World" is one of the most influential silent films ever. Stop motion animation was used to create the creatures earning director Willis O'Brien and his dinosaurs a place in history only surpassed by O'Brien's next creation, “King Kong.” There have been many re-makes and this is the grand daddy! 
Also featured: Max Fleischer's “Koko the Clown” (1920) cartoon   
Total running time: 110 min.

 

 

The Lost World (1925)

Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914)
Silent film starring Charlie Chaplin and featuring live musical accompaniment by Hank Troy, piano
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$10.00 ($5.00 Member), $5.00 children 10 and under
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This century old (1914) film is packed with laughs when Charlie talks a wealthy farmer's daughter Tillie (Marie Dressler) into eloping with him (and taking her father's money). Tillie gets drunk and lands in jail while Charlie runs off with her money and his old girlfriend Mabel. Later Charlie reads that Tillie, now working as a waitress, also inherited the estate of her multi-millionaire uncle. Charlie dumps Mabel and talks Tillie into moving into her uncle's villa while Mabel arranges to become the housemaid. The uncle (never really dead) returns and summons the police to have them all thrown out. Directed by Mack Sennett.
Also featured: “The Pawnshop” starring Charlie Chaplin
Total running time: 107min.

 

 

Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914)

Cyrano De Bergerac (1925)
Silent film featuring live musical accompaniment by Hank Troy, piano
TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$10.00 ($5.00 Member), $5.00 children 10 and under
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One of the greatest love stories ever told. Cyrano is a man of great wit and intelligence who is an equally adept swordsman. He deeply loves his cousin Roxanne but believes he is ineligible for her love because he considers himself deformed. His nose is large. He employs his dull-witted friend Christian to be his mouthpiece of love to court Roxanne. Cyrano learns that his wit and intelligence can indeed win her over but Roxanne and handsome Christian fall in love even though the catalyst is Cyrano’s words. The film’s story comes from the 1897 play by Edmond Rostand. This French print has been brought back from the ‘dead’ by preserver, restorer and archivist David Shepard who located the original hand-colored nitrate print. He repaired the print’s 100-plus defective frames by hand and successfully handled the shrunken 1925 print one frame at a time, restoring it into a new color negative. This classic story has been remade many times and this is the original version never before screened at Chautauqua.
Total running time: 113 min

 

 

Cyrano De Bergerac (1925)

Hanna Ranch
A documentary of a Colorado cowboy's fight for family and land
FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$15.00 ($12.00 Member)
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Hanna Ranch is an award winning 2013  feature documentary* about visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once prominent way of life in Colorado. Born into a life on the family ranch, Hanna became a leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development and misuse.
Featured in the bestselling book "Fast Food Nation" and dubbed the “eco-cowboy,” he was an early adopter of Holistic Resource Management practices, sat on numerous environmental boards and was president of the Colorado Cattleman’s Association.Hanna’s opinion was so widely sought and respected, many even saw him as a future governor of Colorado. But when his dream of harmony and sustainability ran up against the reality of family conflict and mounting threats to the land, Hanna lost hope.
The award winning documentary honors Kirk’s legacy and tells the story of how his fight lives on as his family and friends continue to protect the West by saving Hanna Ranch.Running time: 75 min.
Following the screening there will be a discussion with the film's director Mitch Dickman.

 

 

Hanna Ranch

Gribiche (1925)
Silent film featuring live musical accompaniment by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 ($6.00 Member), $6.00 children 10 and under
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This classic rags-to- riches children’s film (1925) had disappeared from public view until now. This newly restored print depicts the story of Gribiche, a young boy who lives with his mother in a lower-middle-class area of Paris. When Gribiche returns a bag dropped in a department store by a rich American widow Mrs Maranet, the widow  decides to adopt him, give him a 'proper education' and takes him  home. In his new Art Deco home Gribiche  has a hectic schedule of bath, exercise and tutors. Quickly the child cannot stand this life any more. He leaves during the night to join the celebrations of the street. Gribiche is played by Jean Forest, a street urchin discovered by the director Jacques Feyder in Montmartre, a poor 1920s district of Paris.
Total running time: 118 min.

 

 

Gribiche (1925)

IT (1925)
Silent film starring Clara Bow and featuring live musical accompaniment by Hank Troy, piano
WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$10.00 ($5.00 Member), $5.00 Children 10 and under
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Clara Bow plays a shop girl named Betty Lou who has designs on Cyrus Waltham, the handsome owner of the department store where she works. Waltham, though, doesn't even know Betty Lou is around. In hopes of attracting Waltham's attention, she accepts a date with his best friend under the condition that they dine at the Ritz, where Waltham also has a dinner date. Her plan works.  In no time she and Waltham contemplate marriage. The romance cools when a newspaper reporter mistakenly writes a story depicting Betty Lou as an unwed mother. “IT” (1925) turned Clara Bow from a movie star into a legend. The term "IT girl" has since entered the cultural lexicon. The picture was considered lost for many years, but a nitrate-copy was found in Prague in the 1960s. In 2001, “IT” was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. “IT” broke box office records and critics praised its star  as "a joy to behold.”
Also featured: “The Vagabond” starring Charlie Chaplin.
Total running time: 118 min.

 

 

IT (1925)

The Black Pirate (1926)
Silent film starring Douglas Fairbanks and featuring live musical accompaniment by the Silent Cinema Trio
WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 ($6.00 Member), $6.00 children 10 and under
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A nobleman Michel (Douglas Fairbanks) vows vengeance on the cutthroats responsible for his father's death. Becoming the Black Pirate, he joins their scurvy crew and quickly becomes their leader. But his plans for revenge become more complicated when he meets his first captive - a beautiful Spanish princess.
Like a Robert Louis Stevenson adventure come to life, this high seas epic ripples with customary intrigue and a rapid succession of brilliantly inventive stunts.  Mastered from a 35mm negative, this edition carefully recreates the authentic palette of two-strip Technicolor (comprised of varying blends of green and orange) so that modern viewers can savor the photography which the New York Times praised as "mindful of the paintings of the old masters." 
Total running time: 95 min.

 

The Black Pirate (1926)

Go West (1925)
Silent film starring Buster Keaton and featuring live musical accompaniment by Hank Troy, piano
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$10.00 ($5.00 Member), $5.00 Children 10 and under
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Buster Keaton is uniquely graceful and hilarious in “Go West” (1925). Heeding the expansionist call of Horace Greeley, a hapless young man (aptly named "Friendless") idealistically hops a freight train westward to meet his destiny, first in a teeming metropolis (where he is roundly trampled by rush-hour foot traffic) then in the ranchlands of Arizona. In the side-splitting course of his attempts at bronco-busting, cattle wrangling, and even dairy farming, Friendless finds himself enamored with Brown Eyes, a particularly affectionate bovine beauty from whose hoof he removed a painful pebble.  There are great gags from beginning to end and, as usual for Keaton, the final sequence is dynamic.
Also featured: “The Scarecrow” starring Buster Keaton, a mind-boggling mechanical comedy following two roommates vying for the attention of a young lady.
Total running time: 107 min.

 

 

Go West (1925)

Oliver Twist (1922)
Silent film starring Lon Chaney & Jackie Coogan and featuring live musical accompaniment by Hank Troy, piano
WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$10.00 ($5.00 Member), $5.00 Children 10 and under
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This 1922 film is considered the most faithful version of Dickens' original novel—virtually every major character and subplot is included with little in the way of changes. In Victorian England, young Oliver Twist (Jackie Coogan) is born into poverty. His mother dies and his father is unaccounted for. Oliver is sent to a workhouse and gets in trouble for requesting more gruel. Running away from abusive conditions, Oliver heads for "polluted" London. He meets the Artful Dodger and joins a gang of boy pick-pockets led by the crafty old Fagin (Lon Chaney).
Also featured: “An Eastern Westerner” starring Harold Lloyd.
Total running time: 101 min.

 

 

Oliver Twist (1922)

Kid Brother (1927)
Silent film starring Harold Lloyd and featuring live musical accompaniment by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 ($6.00 Member), $6.00 children 10 and under
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Harold Lloyd’s comic masterpiece “Kid Brother” is a masterful blend of great comedy and sentiments. Harold Hickory (Lloyd) is smitten by Mary Powers travelling with her late father's medicine show. When the show burns down, Harold invites her to stay at his house with his father and brothers. When the town's money is stolen by thugs, Harold's father is accused, and with encouragement from Mary, Harold sets out to find the real crooks.
No matter how many times you watch this film you can always find something you did not notice previously. The film is so beautifully shot that it has an idyllic quality and its structure is something to be marveled at. It is so delicately built that every frame, even every prop serves a purpose for either characterization or as link between gags, or both.
Total running time: 87 min.

 

 

Kid Brother (1927)

REEL ROCK 9
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$20.00 ($17.00 Member)
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In its 9th year the REEL ROCK Film Tour is kicking off its world tour at Chautauqua Auditorium with the premiere of “Valley Uprising’ — the riveting, unforgettable tale of Yosemite climbing, spanning half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity and the laws of the land. Don’t miss this festive community event featuring thrilling action films, appearances by filmmakers, athletes like Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell and Lynn Hill and more!

Ride the FREE HOP 2 Chautauqua shuttle to this show!

 

 

REEL ROCK 9

REEL ROCK 9
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$20.00 ($17.00 Member)
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In its 9th year the REEL ROCK Film Tour is kicking off its world tour at Chautauqua Auditorium with the premiere of “Valley Uprising’ — the riveting, unforgettable tale of Yosemite climbing, spanning half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity and the laws of the land. Don’t miss this festive community event featuring thrilling action films, appearances by filmmakers, athletes like Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell and Lynn Hill and more!

Ride the FREE HOP 2 Chautauqua shuttle to this show!

 

 

REEL ROCK 9

 

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