Charlie Chaplin classic ‘The Gold Rush’ will screen on Friday, Jan. 10, in Frisco
January 8, 2014
If you go
What: “The Gold Rush”
When: 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10; doors open at 3:30
Where: Log Chapel at the Frisco Historic Park, located at 120 Main St.
Cost: Admission is free
More information: Hot cider and popcorn will be served; visit http://www.friscohistoricpark.com for more information
The Frisco Historic Park & Museum presents the 1925 Charlie Chaplin film "The Gold Rush" in the Log Chapel on Friday, Jan. 10.
This screening celebrates not only Frisco's gold-mining history, but also the town's history of mining "white gold" — snow — with the 44th year of the Frisco Gold Rush. The Gold Rush also features 5K, 10K and 30K Nordic races at the Frisco Nordic Center and a celebratory bonfire, Spontaneous Combustion, and fireworks at the Frisco Bay Marina.
"The Gold Rush" is considered one of Chaplin's greatest films, and perhaps even one of the best films of the silent age. Chaplin plays the role of a lone prospector intent on finding gold in Alaska. Hunger and harsh conditions give way to romance. A remarkable cast of characters, Chaplin's imagination and comedic turns and the mastery of silent filmmaking making this a classic film experience.
"This film certainly illustrates the severe conditions and hardships faced by gold prospectors," said Simone Belz, Frisco museum director. "And it is an incredible glimpse at the ability of silent filmmakers to tell a compelling story without the spoken word. I always marvel at how easy it is to become thoroughly involved and lost in this type of storytelling. The very successful 2011 film 'The Artist' certainly proved that silent filmmaking is not relegated to the past."
Trending In: Events
- High Country Birding: Is that a crow or a raven?
- St. Patrick’s Day events in Breckenridge, Keystone and around Summit County
- Hike leads kids along fairy forest trail in Breckenridge
- Summit County singer Beau Thomas takes the stage on NBC’s ‘The Voice’
- How the trails on Breckenridge Ski Resort’s Peak 10 got their names
- Breckenridge police issued shelter in place warning due to barricarded individual
- Healthy economy, cheap gas prices mean more trips to Summit — and more traffic fatalities
- After devastating injuries, Chris Hawks returns to the slopes as a coach
- Summit County bars and restaurants taking up the fight against sexual assault
- Snowboarder seriously injured at Buttermilk in Aspen