The Gold Rush-With Mike Hatchard Accompaniment
Ropetackle Cinema presents a rare opportunity to see this silent film…
This knockabout comedy proves Chaplin’s mastery of screen poetry
The Tramp goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it. He also finds the love of his life, Georgina, the dance hall girl who steals his heart.
From the opening shot of a bear pursuing him, a shack teetering on a precipice edge dipping further towards oblivion each time he makes a sudden movement, and ravenously boiling his boot only to lose the topside to another leaving him to feast on the laces and hobnails, this worldly comedy contains Chaplin in a series of brilliantly directed and realised comic set pieces rarely seen today. Yet with more than a touch of pure pantomime pathos, he seems at times to be inviting our pity where he would once have encouraged us to laugh. This is the film that Chaplin wanted to be remembered for and it is easy to see why it has consistently entertained generations of audiences.
In days of old, all silent films were accompanied by a pianist. We are privileged to announce that The Gold Rush will be accompanied by the phenomenally gifted composer and pianist, Mike Hatchard. Mike’s virtuoso playing for The General last year hugely enhanced the film and, for those of us lucky enough to hear it, contributed hugely to the film’s rapturous success. Mike has gone to build on his success by accompanying more silent films through the county.
Sunday 2nd October 2022 - Starts 3PM