Willsboro On Saturday, Oct. 26, the Champlain Valley Film Society will present Charlie Chaplin’s classic comedy, “The Kid,” brought to life by Ben Model’s lively piano accompaniment.
“We are delighted to have Ben Model back again for the fourth time,” Film Society president Sue Reaser said. “His live music to a classic silent film makes for a very special movie experience for adults and children alike.”
As he did for Buster Keaton’s “The General,” and Harold Lloyd’s “Safety Last,” Model will also introduce the film and answer questions afterwards. The movie will begin at 8 p.m. at the Willsboro Central School theater. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $3 for children under 18.
Ben Model is the silent film accompanist for The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. He has also played in many other theatres, museums, and universities around the U.S. and as far away as Hong Kong and Norway. Mr. Model composes and improvises all his own scores. He has composed and recorded many scores for silent film DVDs.
Model’s performance is made possible, in part, by the Essex County Arts Council CAP Grant supported by public funds from Essex County and by funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the North County Cultural Center for the Arts. The Film Society also wants to acknowledge the generous contribution to our new digital sound system by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park.