We would like to claim that we thought this pairing up at the onset of the financial crisis as a critique of the displacement of workers by big business, but that was just dumb luck.
On July 19th the Organ Grinders concert series brings Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times to the Hollywood Theatre screen. Working with Retake Productions for a special live soundtrack composed by Kyle Williams and performed by Retake’s chamber group. We’re excited to be presenting the work of Retake Productions on the big screen for a night that harks back to vaudeville and a time when people wore bowler hats sans-irony. You might remember them from the Italo-’sploitation shocker Warriors of the Wasteland where they composed and performed the score.
ORGAN GRINDERS: MODERN TIMES with RETAKE
July 19th – 8pm
Tickets $12 available at the Hollywood Theatre Box Office
and at Filmusik.com
RETAKE PRODUCTIONS – Retake Productions is a music production company that was founded in 2007 by Kyle Williams and Adam Fuderer. Their goal is to create music that enhances great films and exposes them to a broad variety of people. They strive to develop a symbiotic relationship between film and music through collaborations with Portland artists of different mediums. Their music incorporates traditional, classical elements in juxtaposition with a modern, jazz/pop-based style.
MODERN TIMES – Modern Times marked the last screen appearance of the Little Tramp – the character which had brought Charles Chaplin world fame, and who still remains the most universally recognised fictional image of a human being in the history of art.