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Chaplin, Keaton and Arbuckle Are Stars of Silent Film Festival

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)November 13, 2002

(Mahwah) – They Don’t Make Laughs Like They Used 2, Ramapo College of New Jersey’s second annual silent film festival, is scheduled Sunday, November 24 beginning at 2 p.m. in the Sharp Theater.

The screening will include Charlie Chaplin’s His New Job and The Champion, Buster Keaton’s feature-length masterpiece, The General, along with Garage and Backstage, starring Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle.

Cinema has cherished its long-standing love affair with trains, and The General is perhaps the quintessential train movie. But it is first and foremost a Buster Keaton movie, and this is the forecaster of its continued value. Keaton is arguably the ultimate motion picture maker in the history of the movies; he relentlessly pursued comic perfection through his famous deadpan screen performances, his mechanical wizardry and technical expertise. The General is a wholly (and for Keaton fans, holy) satisfying film experience crammed with vibrant and hilarious visual gags. Everyone should share this film with a friend.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. For information, call (201) 684-7844.


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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