Auteurs 2015: City Lights
CCA and St. John's Film Institute present THE AUTEURS Film Series
Charlie Chaplin: City Lights
As with all forms of art, our understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the great movies can be deepened and enhanced by learning how to see (and read) them better. The St. John’s College Film Institute is dedicated to cultivating the skills necessary to become better readers of great movies, and provides these public screenings—each in the best screening format available—to celebrate the work of eight of cinema’s essential artists.
“Comes closest to representing all the different notes of Chaplin's genius.” –Roger Ebert
The Tramp becomes a street sweeper, a boxer and a savior for a suicidal millionaire—all to find to help a blind flower girl recover her sight. From its an uproarious skewering of formality to its sublime ending, CITY LIGHTS melts the heart and tickles the funny bone. It is one of the most perfect works of art of the 20th century. (U.S., 1931, 87m, DCP, Janus)
6:00p Monday, June 15