Beat the Heat: THE RED BALLOON and MODERN TIMES

First Viewing: 3:00 PM, August 5, 2017

Director: Albert Lamorisse & Charlie Chaplin
Writer(s): Albert Lamorisse & Charlie Chaplin
Cast: Pascal Lamorisse & Charlie Chaplin

THE RED BALLOON

Six-year old petit garçon Pascal Lamorisse and the biggest, shiniest ballon rouge ever–25,000 were used during shooting–share near dialogue-less adventures tagging after each other through the old Belleville section of Paris. Perhaps the most acclaimed short film of all time, The Red Balloon won the Palme d’Or for court métrage at Cannes and the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, making it the only short ever given an Oscar for a feature category.

MODERN TIMES

Charlie Chaplin stars as an assembly-line worker driven insane by the monotony of his job. After a long spell in an asylum, he searches for work, only to be mistakenly arrested as a Red agitator. Released after foiling a prison break, Chaplin makes the acquaintance of orphaned gamine (Paulette Goddard) and becomes her friend and protector.

Modern Times will feature live musical accompaniment by Duo Unprepared!

 

During the summer the Athena Cinema presents BEAT THE HEAT $2 DAYS. Every year, the summer series showcases children’s and family friendly films with discounted admission, raffle prizes, giveaways and more. Get out of the heat and come enjoy the cool air conditioning, delicious concessions and movies that every child should see on the big screen!

To benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County, the price of admission to these screenings is a suggested minimum donation of $2 per ticket.

 

About Duo Unprepared

 

Roger Braun (percussion) and Andre Gribou (pianos) have worked together in a wide variety of performance settings since 2000. While this includes completely improvised music – where they found they had an unusual chemistry – they also perform frequently together in classical, jazz, and world music settings. As their affinity for performing improvised music together grew they began to collaborate with other artists including world-renown improvisational dancers, Chris Aiken and Angie Hauser. Braun and Gribou have appeared on numerous concert series including Washington D.C.’s Dance Place performance series, the University of Michigan, Ohio University, and Denison University. With frequent collaborator, percussionist, Anthony Di Sanza, they recently performed in Chateau d’Oex, Switzerland at the 2015 International Society for Improvised Music Conference and a tour of Wisconsin Universities.

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