Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush

13.12.10
Charlie Chaplin Credit The Gold Rush © Roy Export S.A.S Date: 3 January 2011, 7pm | Location: Southbank Centre, London The Philharmonia Orchestra plays a live accompaniment to Charlie Chaplin’s silent film The Gold Rush in this special performance at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall. Featuring Chaplin in his quintessential Little Tramp role, the film was described by The New York Times upon its 1925 release as ‘a ...
Fashion in Film at the Barbican

25.11.10
Dates: 4 & 5 December | Location: Barbican, London APEngine recommends the 3rd Fashion in Film Festival: Birds of Paradise, taking place at the Barbican this December. Exploring costume as a form of cinematic spectacle, these sumptuous and rarely screened European films of the silent era comprise a captivating conclusion to the Barbican’s Autumn/Winter silent series. This programme highlights the hypnotising allure of film costume, as worn ...
Ajay Hothi on Alan Clarke’s Elephant

13.12.09
Elephant, Alan Clarke There is a remarkable cadence to Alan Clarke’s Elephant (1989) that makes it difficult to define as a television drama, extended short, short-form feature or artist’s moving image piece. In differing contexts it could be read alongside films such as Culloden, Partie de Campagne or Meshes of the Afternoon. The film, a circle of violence, near silent with no thematic context provided, other ...