Celebrating the New Year with Charlie Chaplin, in Milan

The last film exhibition of 2009 and the first of 2010 will take place in Milan in company with Stanley Kubrick and Charlie Chaplin.


At Fondazione Cineteca Italiana in Milan, precisely at Spazio Oberdan located in Viale Vittorio Veneto, there will be several interesting appointments waiting for you with the most famous pieces of cinema. Yes, because the cineteca has scheduled a rich program dedicated to all big-screen movies addicts.


In fact, Wednesday 23rd December 2009 will be a day entirely dedicated to the master of silent film: Charlie Chaplin, with the special event “Un brindisi di Natale con Charlie Chaplin” (“A Christmas Toast with Charlie Chaplin”), an original way of cineteca‘s to wish a merry Christmas to all the cinema addicts, in company with the most famous figure in cinema history, a face never to be forgotten.


In the afternoon, the program schedules the screenings of two Chaplin’s masterpieces, “The Great Dictator” and “City Lights”, whereas in the evening, there will be 4 extremely rare films created by the genius Chaplin which date back to 1914 and were recently restored by the Cineteca del Comune di Bologna in cooperation with other important international archives. In the evening, screenings will be also accompanied by Antonio Zambrini live music, and in the end of the event, there will be a Christmas toast with sparkling wine and the Italian dessert panettone for all the spectators!


In addition, on 31st December 2009 and 1st January 2010, a mini film exhibition entitled “The end and a new beginning” will take place, and memorable past and present movies will be screened, with different and opposite world points of view, both negative and positive.


The program schedules:


31st December

3.00 pm  Doctor Strangelove (S. Kubrick)

5.00 pm Crimes and Misdemeanors (W. Allen)
7.00 pm The Mist (F. Darabont)
9.30 pm The Last Judgment (V. De Sica)


1st January

3.00 pm The First Breath (G. De Maistre)
5.00 pm  It’s a Wonderful Life (F. Capra)
7.30 pm The Green Ray (E. Rohmer)
9.30 pm Manhattan (W. Allen)


So, for this Christmas you will be spoilt for choice! There’s a wide range of appointments to spend your nights in Milan, in company with pop-corns and big screen movies!


For further information about this and other events in Milan, please visit our website www.aboutmilan.com




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