Thursday, February 8, 7 pm

Silent film with live piano accompaniment from Vermont-based composer Bob Merrill

Charlie Chaplin’s comedic masterwork — which charts a lone prospector’s search for fortune in the Klondike — forever cemented the iconic status of Chaplin and his Little Tramp character.

Trapped in a small cabin by a blizzard, the Tramp is forced to share close quarters in the Alaskan wilderness with a successful prospector and a fugitive. Eventually able to leave the cabin, he falls for a lovely barmaid and valiantly tries to win her affections.

Shot partly on location in the Sierra Nevadas and featuring such timeless gags as the dance of the dinner rolls and the meal of boiled shoe leather, The Gold Rush is an unforgettable work of heartwarming hilarity.