Charlie Chaplin’s “The Circus”
Thursday, August 2nd at Dusk (approximately 8:30pm)
City Hall Park, Free
1928, 72 minutes, Black & White, Silent with musical accompaniment, Not Rated
“One of the loveliest screen experiences! Perhaps the quintessential Chaplin film!” -Vincent Canby, The New York Times
When we first meet Chaplin’s Tramp in this comic gem, he’s in typical straits: broke, hungry, destined to fall in love and just as sure to lose the girl. Mistaken for a pickpocket and pursued by a peace officer into a circus tent, the Tramp becomes a star when delighted patrons think his escape from John Law is an act. At the first-ever Academy Awards® ceremony, Charles Chaplin was honored with a special statuette “for versatility and genius in writing, acting, directing and producing The Circus.” And, it went without saying, for again bringing laughter to packed movie palaces across America.
Metropolitan Gallery Exhibition:
Jim Moore - Eccentric Variety Performers
Opening Reception: Friday, August 3rd, 5:00-7:00pm
Open during the Festival Friday and Saturday from 12:00pm to 9:00pm, continuing through September 2012 during regular business hours Monday – Friday.
New York based photographer, Jim Moore, exhibits a kaleidoscope of NY's fringe performers at the Metropolitan Gallery in City Hall. Jim Moore is a leading authority on photography of the performing arts, and has been taking pictures for the past 30 years of all kinds of artistic and eccentric performers ranging from magicians, clowns, puppeteers, mimes, ventriloquists, performance artists, and sword swallowers to tightrope and high wire walkers. Showing in the Metropolitan Gallery will be selections from two different series: The Clown Unmasked pairs studio portraits of performers with their stage personas; and Portraits, which reveals the dramatic range of so many different types of performers.
Moore was featured in the documentary film, Man on Wire, about Philippe Petit’s tight wire walk between the two World Trade Center Towers. Jim was Petit’s roommate in New York at the time, and his photographs are the principal documentation of the historic event.
For more information on Jim Moore and his work, visit www.vaudevisuals.com
The Starlight Lounge – Church Street Top Block
Friday and Saturday: 8:30pm – 11:00pm
The Starlight Lounge: A intimate vaudeville review hosted by Phinneas Sonin and showcasing Vermont foolery and music under the stars at the very top of Church Street.
Fools Night Out (Late Night Cabaret)
Friday and Saturday, 9pm
Contois Auditorium, City Hall
Tickets: $12 in advance/$15 night of show. Available at the Flynn Center Box Office and www.flynntix.org
Legendary Cirque du Soleil performer Madame Zazou, is the outrageous Mistress of Ceremonies for two unforgettable Fools’ cabaret shows in Contois Auditorium. A different line-up each night features the cast and their best stage material with Mark Ettinger leading the “all-star” band.
The Last Laugh (Best of the Fest)
Sunday at 6:00pm on the Free Press Media Pitch (at City Hall)
Catch this last variety show with the entire cast together for one last laugh!