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Sunnyside / A Day’s Pleasure


Images courtesy of Janus Films


Sunnyside / A Day’s Pleasure

A Woman of Paris

Retrospective: Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin's singular blend of slapstick, pathos, and social satire made him one of the greatest artists the cinema has ever produced. His iconic Tramp, perhaps the most recognizable character in film's history, has delighted generations of moviegoers in every corner of the world since he first appeared on screen in 1914. This 17-film series is a wonderful opportunity to experience Chaplin's timeless artistry on the big screen in gorgeous new 35mm prints.


Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.

Fri, May 6, 2011 7 PM

This evening features three projects with Edna Purviance, a frequent Chaplin costar, including, A Woman of Paris, a rare drama in which Chaplin himself barely appears.

In Sunnyside, Chaplin plays a handyman out to win Purviance's hand. (30 mins., 35mm) A Day's Pleasure follows the mishaps that befall husband Chaplin, wife Purviance, and child Jackie Coogan while on a family outing. (19 mins., 35mm)

In A Woman in Paris Purviance plays a woman who must choose between true love and the well-appointed life as a wealthy man's mistress. The film was atypical for Chaplin, as he doesn’t appear in the film except in an unrecognizable cameo. Its dramatic content was intended to help Purviance escape the typecasting caused by her appearance in so many films with the famed comedian. (82 mins., 35mm) A Woman of Paris begins at 8 PM.

Prints courtesy of Janus Films.

Ballet Boys

Enjoy 25% off purchases and complimentary gift-wrapping in the Wexner Center Store, a free film screening, an exclusive gallery tour, and more during Member Appreciation Days, coming up December 3–6.

Wexner Center for the Arts

The Wexner Center for the Arts will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26; Heirloom Café will remain closed on Friday, November 27.