Posts Tagged ‘screenings’

Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator”

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Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator
Saturday, Feb. 18 @ 7 PM
Tix: $8/$5 Reliquary members

Join us Saturday, February 18 for Charlie Chaplin’s classic film, The Great Dictator (run time: 2 hrs, 6 min). This 1940 comedy-drama, the first talkie that Chaplin ever made, is a political satire that mercilessly targets anti-Semitism and the fascist regimes of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. The film is praised today as an historically significant work of satire. The iconic final monologue of the film is a call for humanity and kindness to defeat hatred.

There will be one intermission during this screening. Tickets available online or at the door. Seating is limited!

Nazi anti-Semitism has become especially emboldened in the current day. Chaplin’s film is therefore extremely relevant now. Its message reminds us that the only thing preventing hate from overtaking society is the resistance of those willing to fight for a peaceful world.

Welcome to the Big Time: Vintage Vaudeville on Film

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Welcome to the Big Time: Vintage Vaudeville on Film
Friday, January 27 @ 7 PM
Tix: $8 general/$5 Reliquary members

Join us for an astonishing selection of vintage vaudeville performances curated by local film/video archivist Russell Scholl! Tickets on sale now!

Experience some of the most exciting entertainment of a bygone era! Russell’s selections will transport us to The Palace Theatre for a variety show like no other. Singing, Dancing, Juggling, Feats of Strength, Cross-Dressing, Acrobatics, Trained Animals, Contortionism, Comedy, Mishegaas and Magic (not to mention great artistry) will all be on display!

Let Us Now Praise Famous Women

Let Us Now Praise Famous Women
Friday, Dec. 9 @ 7 PM
Tix: $8/$5 Reliquary members

Join us Friday, Dec. 9 to celebrate and be entertained, edified and uplifted by the exceptional musical talents of great American women. As an antidote to some of the current toxic political rhetoric, Brooklyn-based film/video archivist Russell Scholl will screen “Let Us Now Praise Famous Women,” a program celebrating the contributions of groundbreaking female musicians.

The evening will include vintage country, soul, jazz, pop, blues, and gospel performances by Sister Rosetta Tharpe and other female pioneers in frequently male-dominated music scenes. On offer will be rare musical shorts, Scopitones, Soundies, and television and film appearances made between 1932 and 2001.

Tickets are $8 general, $5 for Reliquary members. Become a member today!

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