Cinematic beauty night : The gold rush

April 6, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Salmagundi Library Committee

Open to the public
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FREE to attend
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Chaplin, in black and white, crawls on his belly across the floor, the man next to him doing the same.

About the Event

Poster for "The Gold Rush." Charlie Chaplin sits on a box with something glowing inside. He wears his signature hat and a poncho and is in a room with wooden floors and walls and a window.

The April installment of our Beautiful Cinema series will be an extra special event! We’ll be screening Charlie Chaplin’s 1925 gem, The Gold Rush and the presentation will be accompanied by a live piano score that will surely give us all an authentic roaring twenties experience.  Chaplin’s hilarious and harrowing tale is widely recognized as a major cinematic achievement and Chaplin himself wished it to be the film he was most remembered for. The film will be accompanied by a live and original score by Terry Waldo, a world renowned virtuoso and master of ragtime music. As always, we’ll be giving out free popcorn, so grab your bowler hat and cane and join us for what is sure to be a magical evening.

Running time: 72 minutes

About Salmagundi Library Cinematic Beauty Night

Cinephiles, film connoisseurs and people who just love classic movies unite for an evening of timeless cinematic beauty. This continuing series showcases the work of directors who possessed a particular eye for stylish aesthetic and gorgeous composition. While some directors used film to create high intellectual art and others exploited the medium for mere thrills, Salmagundi Library Movie Night presents the rare geniuses who gave us both.

There will be free popcorn and a cash bar with food for sale. Each evening will feature a film introduction by Michael Fetherston.

Still Hungry?

Salmagundi members are welcome to reserve for dinner via our Reservations page. Please be aware that last seating is at 8:30 PM.

About Michael Fetherston

Michael FetherstonMichael Fetherston is a New York City based fine artist by day and film enthusiast by night. Growing up in Manhattan’s East Village, Fetherston regularly attended the legendary revival ‘Theater 80 Saint Marks’ where he fell in love with classic cinema. Great directors have often looked to painters as inspiration for composition and design and he believes that painters might learn something from the best auteurs in return.