In 1991, Roger Ebert wrote, “If only one of Charles Chaplin’s films could be preserved, City Lights (1931) would come the closest to representing all the different notes of his genius. It contains the slapstick, the pathos, the pantomime, the effortless physical coordination, the melodrama, the bawdiness, the grace, and, of course, the Little Tramp–the character said, at one time, to be the most famous image on earth.”
Tickets are now on sale. Please note that there is an additional Paramount Theatre $3 surcharge for every ticket, plus Ticketmaster (the Paramount’s official ticketing partner) fees. Those who would like to avoid Ticketmaster fees can visit the Paramount’s Box Office in Oakland between 12:00 noon and 5:00 pm on Fridays (and Thursdays in December). SFSFF members receive a $5 discount per ticket.
This show is dedicated to the memory of our friend, maestro Michael Morgan.
Format Note: The film will screen in 35mm