Classic black-and-white movie month: City Lights (1931)

Classic black-and-white movie month: City Lights (1931)

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Fri 18 May 2018, 7.30 pm
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From TPD:

In the third week of Classical black-and-white movie month, a screening of City Lights (1931) – a film directed by the legendary Charles Chaplin – will take place at the Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents (TPD).

Film notes:

CITY LIGHTS • US • 1931
G | 87′ | Comedy • Drama • Romance

City Lights is a pre-Code silent romantic comedy film written, produced, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin. The story follows the misadventures of Chaplin’s Tramp as he falls in love with a blind girl (Virginia Cherrill) and develops a turbulent friendship with an alcoholic millionaire (Harry Myers).

The film was immediately successful upon release on January 30, 1931 with positive reviews and box office receipts of $5 million. Today, many critics consider it not only the highest accomplishment of Chaplin’s career, but one of the greatest films of all time.

In 1991, the Library of Congress selected City Lights for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked it 11th on its list of the best American films ever made. [Wikipedia]

Language: Engligh with Vietnamese subtitles

• The film screening is for educational purposes and to raise funds for the Young Cinema Fund at TPD.
• Donation (at the door): 20,000 VND/audience.
• Doors open at 7 pm and close when the screening room is full.
• Seats are assigned on the first-come-first-served basis.

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Watch the film’s trailer here:

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

The Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents TPD was established with the purposes of designing and implementing programs to assist and develop movie talents and other activities for the development of Vietnamese cinema.

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The Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents
51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor), Hanoi
Tel: 024 3936 6559
Email: [email protected]
Website: tpdmovie.com.vn

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