“Life will seem like a tragedy if you take it close-up, but from the general plan it is, of course, comedy.” Charles S. Chaplin
The Cinema House will host the screening of the best silent comedies accompanied by an authentic jazz ensemble. The performance will appeal to the public of all ages and taste preferences. Spectators will be transported for a hundred years into the past, at a time when music was the main conductor in the world of cinema.
You are waiting for short films of the real comedy kings - Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, as well as the parent of the genre - Frenchman Max Linder. The performances will be voiced by Kyiv Rhythm Kings - an orchestra consisting of the most incredible instruments, each of which deserves a separate description. The ensemble's repertoire includes old ragtime, the best examples of early jazz music, spirituals and much more. Short films
Today, Charles Chaplin is more famous for his full-length masterpieces. But for the first time, Charlie's true genius was revealed in his early shorts. The same can be said of Buster Keaton. The program features three short films, each of which is a real triumph of the genre.
“... the main task of the actor is to make his work understandable. After all, the public has no other duties than admission fees. ” Buster Keaton
The program on March 15: The Scarecrow / Scarecrow, 1920
Farm workers Keaton and Roberts live in the same cottage, full of a variety of mechanical devices that make life easier. They fight for the heart of the farmer’s daughter. Keaton disguises herself as a scarecrow and this causes her opponent and farmer a lot of problems ... The Rink / Rink, 1916
Hero Charlie works in a restaurant. After a series of adventures at work, he goes to rest on the rink. There he sees Mr. Stout actively caring for a girl who clearly does not meet his interplay. In the evening, Charlie appears at her party, introducing herself as "Sir Cecil Seltzer ..." The Frozen North / Frosty North, 1922
The hero of Basseter Keaton finds himself in an exotic place: in the High North, where he expects a lot of adventures. Among them, the enchanting robbery of a gambling house, chases in spectacular scenery and the murder of his wife's lover. Unless, of course, the hero was mistaken in his judgments ... MUSIC
The members of Kyiv Rhythm Kings are musicians from the Ruki'v Trousers, Pushkin Klezmer Band and Brass Band.
Silent Cinema and Orchestra in Kiev! We are waiting for you 2020-03-15 at 20:00 on the site of the Cinema House, Kiev.
You can buy tickets for the Silent Cinema and Orchestra at Concert.ua online. And also place an order with delivery by courier or pick up an order on letterhead at our nearest ticket office (on the eve of the event, these methods become unavailable).