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Charlie Chaplin in CITY LIGHTS and Buster Keaton in SHERLOCK JR. Screen at The Des Peres Theater December 14th - Presented by 'Silents, Please STL' - We Are Movie Geeks

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Charlie Chaplin in CITY LIGHTS and Buster Keaton in SHERLOCK JR. Screen at The Des Peres Theater December 14th – Presented by ‘Silents, Please STL’

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Charlie Chaplin in CITY LIGHTS (1931) and Buster Keaton in SHERLOCK JR. (1924) both screen at The Des Peres Theater (12701 Manchester Rd, Des Peres, MO 63131) December 14th at 7pm. – They are presented by Silents, Please STL, a local group that aims to promote and preserve the art of silent filmmaking from the early 20th Century through community programming and education. Admission is $10 and tickets can be purchased in advance HERE. (which supports this screening and helps to sustain ongoing programming). Silents, Please STLs Facebook page can be found HERE

In CITY LIGHTS, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl with the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, accumulates money to be able to help her medically. CITY LIGHTS gets to the heart of the Chaplin’s famous Tramp. It is a beautiful romance about loving someone for who they are and not their social or economic status – and it features one of the most tear inducing and iconic endings in Hollywood history.

In SHERLOCK JR., a film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend’s father’s pocketwatch. SHERLOCK JR., is stone-faced director/producer Buster Keaton’s marvelously inventive, short silent film era, comic fantasy – his third and shortest feature film. It’s filled with the comedian’s trademark physical gags.

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