The Gold Rush: Original 1925 Version (3/8, 5:30pm)

We’re thrilled to present a brand-new 35mm restoration of the original 1925 version of The Gold Rush (previously unavailable for decades in its original form, following Charlie Chaplin’s 1942 “sound version”), complete with a newly recorded orchestral score.  Moving, hilarious, and full of invention, The Gold Rush has never looked — or sounded — better!   One of the towering giants of silent film, The Gold Rush is the largest-scale epic comedy event of its time — packed full of astounding visual gags, a tender romance full of heartbreak and butterflies in the stomach, and the perfect balance of slapstick to pathos (a delicate mixture, of which Chaplin was the undisputed king).  The film finds The Tramp as a Klondike gold prospector; while trapped in a frozen cabin with no food during an intense winter, he performs some of his all-time most famous bits: Walking Against The Wind, the Chicken Suit, and Eating His Shoe.  These energizing sequences are matched by the film’s second half, with The Tramp falling in love from a distance with Alaskan beauty Georgia Hale, giving us our hero’s most tender act: the Dance of the Dinner Rolls, a indelible moment so perfect that only a virtuoso like Chaplin could’ve mastered it.   
Dir. Charles Chaplin, 1925, 35mm, 88 min.

Watch the legendary “Eating His Shoe” scene from “The Gold Rush”!
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