Prague's Kino MAT to Screen Charlie Chaplin Retrospective, February 1-7
The enduring popularity of legendary silent comedian Charlie Chaplin lives on more than a century after The Little Tramp began making shorts for Keystone Studios and Mack Sennett.
While contemporaries like Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd may no longer be household names, Chaplin remains an iconic figure, even for those who aren’t familiar with his movies.
And if you haven’t had the chance to see Chaplin on the big screen, Prague cinema Kino MAT will give you the rare chance over the next week in special retrospective that will showcase six of the filmmaker’s most beloved movies from February 1-7.
Tomorrow, Kino MAT will kick things off with one of Chaplin’s very best: Modern Times (pictured above), which follows The Little Tramp through the industrialized world during the Great Depression. Modern Times is often included among lists of the best American movies ever made.
Over the week that follows, Kino MAT will screen a Chaplin film daily from the filmmaker’s silent period (The Circus, The Gold Rush, and 1931’s City Lights) up to his 1940 satirical condemnation of fascism, The Great Dictator (video below).
On Wednesday, February 7, the retrospective will close out with The Chaplin Revue, a 1959 compilation film that features three of Chaplin’s best-known silent shorts: A Dog's Life, Shoulder Arms, and The Pilgrim.
Each of the films, which span Chaplin’s transition into the sound era, will be presented in their original versions with Czech subtitles. Tickets to each screening run 119 CZK.
Here’s the full lineup:
Thursday, February 1:
18:15: Modern Times
Friday, February 2:
19:00: The Circus
Saturday, February 3:
20:30: The Great Dictator
Sunday, February 4:
16:45: City Lights
Tuesday, February 6:
19:00: The Gold Rush
Wednesday, February 7:
18:15: The Chaplin Revue