Special Events


A hundred years ago the cinema was much more that just »a film in a big theatre with a bag of popcorn«. The kind of entertainment provided by side-shows and in music halls with a mixture of amusing things and current events, crazed dance to Ragtime and Cake Walk rhythms – now and then something refreshingly strange or something »saucy for the gentlemen«. This event celebrates films from the beginning of the last century, creating a uniquely composed arch from American classics to present day jazz with musicians, dancers and surprising live acts. The main components during the evening are Raoul Walsh's gangster drama Regeneration, which was filmed in New York's Lower East Side 1915, Charlie Chaplin's The Immigrant (1916) and Charles Sheeler and Paul Strand's Manhatta (1921).