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100 Years of ‘The Tramp’

2014 marks 100 years since the first appearance of one of cinema’s most iconic characters: Charlie Chaplin’s the Tramp (also known as Little Tramp) and retrospective screenings are taking place across the world all year. The comic creation was responsible for making Chaplin a global star and has been credited as sparking the widespread popularity of slapstick comedy that also gave us Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and others. If you want to take part in the global celebration of this star of silent cinema we have five feature films available on the BFFS Booking Scheme.

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Julia Vickers’ Suggested Programme

Thanks to Julia Vickers of Bracknell Film Society for contributing this suggested programme of Booking Scheme titles, if you’d like to suggest a programme please get in touch

An autumn season programme for an established Film Society showing twice a month plus occasional special screenings. Located in a suburban area with a multiplex cinema in easy reach and independent exhibition a bit further away. Unapologetically taken from the ever-expanding BFFS Booking Scheme Catalogue!

September

A season ‘launch’ after the summer break, a popular world cinema title that your audience may have missed:

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The start of your educational themed season; this autumn features 3 films by director Roberto Rossellini. The season is introduced by a talk from your friendly local university lecturer.

Rome Open City
Rome, Open City

October

Rossellini season second and final films:

Germany Year Zero
Germany Year Zero
Il Generale della Rovere
Il Generale della Rovere

Plus Halloween Special:

  • Young Frankenstein | Mel Brooks | US | 1974
  • + The Shed (award-winning Osprey short from Keswick Film Festival)

November

Your annual silent with live piano accompaniment:

The Gold Rush
The Gold Rush

A recent title unlikely to have been seen by your audience:

  • Margaret | Kenneth Lonergan | US | 2011 (critically admired, disgracefully neglected)
  • Our Ordered Lives (award-winning Osprey short from Keswick Film Festival)

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Plus Kid’s Club/Family Film:

The Prince and The Pauper
The Prince and The Pauper

December

Your documentary slot, this year tying in with World Aids Day:

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A recent title unlikely to have been seen by your audience:

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Christmas Social Special:

Road to Rio
Road to Rio

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