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The Gold Rush (1925)

95 min   |   Silent   |  Charlie Chaplin

Rejuvenating silent film classics with live music, the Andrew Alden Ensemble brings a new score for the timeless classic Chaplin drew inspiration from photos of the Klondike Gold Rush as well as from the story of the Donner Party who, when snowbound in the Sierra Nevada, were driven to cannibalism or eating leather from their shoes. Chaplin, who believed tragedies and comics were not far from each other, decided to combine these stories of deprivation and horror in comedy. The score features cellos, violin, percussion, piano, and slide whistles