Hillcrest Center for the Arts presents a screening of THE KID – With Piano Musical Accompaniment


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The Hillcrest Center for the Arts will screen Charlie Chaplin’s classic silent film THE KID, with live music accompaniment by Rick Friend. One performance only will be held on Sunday, November 8 at 6:30pm at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts 403 W. Hillcrest Dr. in Thousand Oaks. THE KID is Chaplin’s first full-length feature about his most-beloved character, the Little Tramp, who discovers an orphan and raises him. Chaplin wrote the script, which some say is highly autobiographical. He also produced and directed the film, introduced in the opening title as “A picture with a smile-and perhaps, a tear.” The film also stars a young Jackie Coogan, known to many as Uncle Fester in the TV series, “The Addams Family,” and launched his childhood career.

Rick Friend provides live accompaniment, using his own original score with additional music by Johann Sebastian Bach. Friend is a pianist and composer and has written and accompanied dozens of silent films including Buster Keaton’s THE GENERAL, F.W. Murnau’s FAUST, and Harold Lloyd’s SAFETY LAST. He studied piano and composition at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and has been an avid movie buff since childhood. Friend has arranged full orchestrations for many great silent films such as The Mark of Zorro, The Phantom of the Opera, Nosferatu, and The Thief of Bagdad for numerous symphony orchestras around the U.S. and Canada.

According to Friend, his favorite venue is the symphony orchestra. “It serves well the values and feelings in these great movies from the 1920’s,” he says. His mission is to bring this art form to audiences everywhere.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and may be purchased at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts Box Office or by calling (805) 381-1246 or www.hillcrestarts.com.

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WHAT: THE KID, a silent film by Charlie Chaplin with live piano accompaniment by Rick Friend: Chaplin’s first full-length feature about his most famous character, the Little Tramp, who discovers an orphan and raises him.

WHEN: Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 6:30 pm

WHERE: Hillcrest Center for the Arts
Theatre on the Hill
403 W. Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA

HOW: (805) 381-1246 or www.hillcrestarts.com

TICKETS: General Admission: $10

OTHER: Free parking is always available. Accessible seating available by calling (805) 381-1246.

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