Silent film screening will be accompanied by organ

By on November 4, 2015
Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan in the “The Kid.” Jerusalem Lutheran will show the 1921 film, accompanied by a live score, on Nov. 20.

Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan in the “The Kid.” Jerusalem Lutheran will show the 1921 film, accompanied by a live score, on Nov. 20.

 

Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 36 Church St., Rothsville, will host organist Don Kinnier accompanying “The Kid,” a 1921 silent film starring Charlie Chaplin, on Friday evening, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. The event is part of the church’s 2015-2016 Music at Jerusalem Concert Series.

Widely considered one of the greatest films of the silent era, “The Kid,” which has been described as “a comedy with a smile and perhaps a tear,” follows the antics of a tramp (played by Chaplin) who, after finding a child abandoned on the street, does his best to raise the boy in a loving environment despite limited resources. Chaplin wrote, directed, and produced the movie, which will be shown on a 9-foot by 12-foot screen accompanied by Kinnier.

A native of Brunnerville, Kinnier has been called “the premier silent film accompanist in the northeastern United States.” A regularly featured artist at Longwood Gardens, he has appeared at The Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and has received international recognition for performances that have taken him around the world. Kinnier continues to play numerous engagements at the Allen Theater in Annville, the Civic Theater of Allentown, the Strand-Capitol Theater in York, and the Auditorium Theater/RKO Palace in Rochester, N.Y. He has been accompanying silent film since 1963 and has provided accompaniments for hundreds of titles throughout his career.

A free-will offering will be received. Handicap parking is available on the right side of the building, with elevator access through the double glass doors under the canopy. For more information, call the church office at 626-8972.

 

Organist Don Kinnier will provide a live score of the classic Chaplin film “The Kid” Nov. 20 at Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Rothsville.

Organist Don Kinnier will provide a live score of the classic Chaplin film “The Kid” Nov. 20 at Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Rothsville.

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