February 9, 2024
Virtual - Friday Night Film Discussion: "The Gold Rush" *For Adults
Friday, February 9, 2024
Welcome to our Friday Night Film Discussions! Today, we’ll be discussing “The Gold Rush" a silent film featuring Charlie Chaplin as a prospector who goes to the Klondike during the 1890s gold rush in hopes of making his fortune, and is smitten with a girl he sees in a dance hall.
The way it works:
PRIOR to the meeting (whenever works for your schedule), watch "The Gold Rush" on Hoopla - one of the library's video streaming service - and then come to the meeting prepared to discuss!
You will need an Ashland library card or a Boston Public Library e-card to use Hoopla. Click here to access Hoopla or for more info on the BPL e-card (see if you are eligible and then register - you can use any of BPL's online resources with this card!).
Please register to receive the program link - which will be in your confirmation and reminder emails (check your spam folder for them!). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
In this classic silent comedy, the Little Tramp (Charles Chaplin) heads north to join in the Klondike gold rush. Trapped in a small cabin by a blizzard, the Tramp is forced to share close quarters with a successful prospector (Mack Swain) and a fugitive (Tom Murray). Eventually able to leave the cabin, he falls for a lovely barmaid (Georgia Hale), trying valiantly to win her affections. When the prospector needs help locating his claim, it appears the Tramp's fortunes may change.
Running Time: 1 hr 22 mins
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Features: Charlie Chaplin, Tom Murray, Georgia Hale
Language: Silent Film/English
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.
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