Limelight



June 30, 2011, @ 8:00 pm

(Charles Chaplin, US 1952, 137 min.)

Chaplin stars as Calvero, a drunken, aging comedian whose milieu of the English music hall is quietly vanishing around him. A moving twilight reflection of Chaplin’s own roots, Limelight intersperses nostalgic memories of classic routines with sentimental affection for up-and-coming ballerina Claire Bloom. Buster Keaton appears in a cameo, his only on-screen pairing with his great rival.

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