Thu, Aug 15

Patio Reception & Rek’-Lis Toast: 5:30; Speaker: 6:15; Films: 6:30
The Rink, 22 mins; Modern Times, 87 mins.

By the early 1900’s, Charlie Chaplin had become a man whose character “The Tramp” was known virtually throughout the world… an image as familiar today as it was 100 years ago. Beginning with one of his earlier shorts, “The Rink” (1916), and ending with the Tramp‘s final appearance in the immortal “Modern Times” (1936), we not only witness the evolution of Chaplin’s formidable comedic talent, but also his unique approach to the transition from “silent” to “sound” cinema. Film historian and pianist Dr. Eric Van Leuven will provide a brief historical presentation as well as live piano accompaniment to “The Rink” (recreating the 1916 experience). This will be followed by the feature “Modern Times,” whose soundtrack is provided by Chaplin who composed the score himself!

Raffle Prize drawing and original painting by Larry Golden, must be present to win.

OAKS (Organized Acts of Kindness) is a member-driven organization for residents of the North Country 55 years and over, that provides programs and services so members can lead vibrant, active and healthy lives, while living independently.