Monsieur Verdoux

    Friday June 21, 2013 @ 9:30 PM


    1947, USA, Charles Chaplin, 124 min.

    Starring:  Charles Chaplin, Mady Correll, and Allison Roddan

    Introduced by Ken Gordon

    Free ticket with a $7 bar minimum. Tickets are available for pick-up after 6:45pm at the will call table in the K2 Lounge (limited capacity).


    BEHIND THE SCENES

    • An enigmatic jotting on the back of a drawing leads to conviction.

    • Based on real-life French murderer Henri Désiré Landru, who was guillotined in 1922.

    • Chaplin regarded the film as "the cleverest and most brilliant film of my career".

    About the Speaker

    Ken Gordon is a film historian and curator, and was born in Brooklyn, New York.  He began programming film screenings at The Brooklyn Museum in 1996, and has also specialized in silent movie screenings since 1997.  He received his BA in Film at Hunter College, and his MFA in Film Production at New York University.  He created a silent film series at the Brooklyn Public Library in 2002, which he curates and hosts and is now in its 11th year.  He has contributed to DVD audio commentaries and introductions for the silent comedies of Charley Chase, Harry Langdon and Buster Keaton.


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