Beat the Heat Double Feature Finale Event
August 5th, 2017 Schedule:
3:00: THE RED BALLOON
4:00: Charlie Chaplin’s MODERN TIMES featuring a live music performance by André Gribou and Roger Braun (Duo Unprepared)
Join us for an unforgettable finale to our Beat the Heat $2 Family Film Series on Saturday, August 5th when we show two movie classics: 1956’s iconic French short The Red Balloon, followed by Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times, complete with live piano accompaniment! A perfect day out for children and film lovers of all ages, all for just a minimum $2 donation to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County per ticket. Seating will be limited, so get your tickets early for a once-in-a-lifetime show that supports a great cause!
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.
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!
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.