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Silent Comedy Shorts and Cartoons

Film/Video

The Immigrant

The Immigrant

Image courtesy of Flicker Alley

The Love Nest

The Love Nest

Image courtesy of Flicker Alley

Silent Comedy Shorts and Cartoons

Ages 7 and up

Zoom: Family Film Festival

Zoom continues for its 11th year with a fantastic assortment of acclaimed movies and entertaining events for all ages. One mission of Zoom has been to provide diverse and engrossing stories from around the world to central Ohio families. This year’s lineup is our most international yet with a film from each continent—a Zoom first! In addition to the great films, kids and families can enjoy fun and free activities together on Saturday, December 6, with our morning cereal and pajama party, hands-on crafts, and an ice cream social in the afternoon.

Thu, Dec 5, 2013 7 PM

Every year at Zoom we offer the best films for kids from the silent movie era. This year we’re thrilled to present a special program featuring short films by two of the greatest screen comedians ever, Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Chaplin’s The Immigrant (1917, presented in a stunning new restoration) sees the little tramp traveling by boat to immigrate to the United States, getting into mishaps, and falling in love along the way. The last short film he made before moving into features, The Love Nest (1923) also includes lots of laughs at sea when Keaton sets sail on a small boat to escape a broken heart and eventually finds himself working on a large whaling ship. Tonight’s program also features some delightful early magic trick films by Georges Méliès (who has a renewed popularity among younger audiences thanks to Martin Scorsese’s Hugo) and the cartoon antics of Koko the Clown by animation innovator Max Fleischer. (approx. 70 mins., DCP)

Man with a Movie Camera

Be here Monday, September 14 as Alloy Orchestra takes the stage in our Film/Video Theater to accompany a restoration of Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera.

Clark

Join us Thursday, September 10 for a Next@Wex double bill featuring Tyondai Braxton and Clark, two innovators in the experimental electronica scene.