KidsBestFest 2013 – Monday 2/18
Date: 02/18/2013 Time: 2:00 pm
Academy of Music
Charlie Chaplan’s The Circus
Director Chaplin casts star Chaplin in his traditional “Little Tramp” role, who when first we see him is on the lam from the law. He takes refuge under the tent of a failing circus. Unintentionally, Charlie disrupts the show’s big clown act, and the crowd roars. The ringmaster decides to hire Charlie as a clown, building the whole circus around him. Charlie has many an adventure and close shave while performing under the Big Top. The Circus won Chaplin a special Oscar in 1928, then lay unseen for forty-two years; it was reissued in 1970, with a new musical score by Chaplin himself (who can be heard singing the theme song in the opening scenes). All ages.
Wallace & Grommit in the Wrong Trousers
The second short film to feature the claymation antics of eccentric inventor Wallace and his dog Gromit, The Wrong Trousers sees the duo become unwitting accomplices to a jewel theft. This Oscar-winner for “Best Animated Short” works both as a hilarious parody of film noir and as an exciting, action-packed adventure in its own right, combining skillful visual design and superb animation with inventive, witty storytelling. All ages.
Show Date/ Time:
Monday, February 18, 2013 at 2:00PM
Tickets $3 at the door only