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May 25, 2007

Silent Film Festival by Elementary Students

From: CSDF - May 25, 2007

The California School for the Deaf’s
Elementary Department Tilden Club
Invites the Public to the Silent Film Festival!

Event: Silent Film Festival

When: Saturday, June 2, 2007 at 6:30 PM

Where: California School for the Deaf’s Little Theater,

39350 Gallaudet Drive, Fremont, CA 94538

Admission: $5 per person (free for 3 years old and younger)

 THE EVENT ON JUNE 2 -- In addition to the student/parent -created film, there will be student-led art booths where everyone can do some hands on activities, view the art gallery inside the lobby, and be entertained by high school senior Dack Virnig performing as Charlie Chaplin.  Also, teacher Maureen Klusza Horwitz who is known for her cartoons volunteers to be doing caricature drawings of festival goers. The doors and activities will open at 6:30 PM.

THE FILM -- To honor the relationship between Charlie Chaplin and Granville Redmond, the Tildeners will be wrapping up the Silent Film Festival with their very own recreation of "A Dog's Life" performed by the elementary students.  The filming was done in Niles, just as Charlie’s was done. 

BACKGROUND -- The Tilden Club students will be honoring Granville Redmond, who was a former student of Tilden and roommate as well while Tilden was in France; Granville Redmond was a famous tonality painter and one of Charlie Chaplin's closest friends. Charlie gave Redmond a space in his studio and Redmond taught Charlie American Sign Language. In one of Charlie's silent film, "A Dog's Life" Granville plays a role and there is a scene where Charlie used ASL. 

INFORMATION AND TICKETS – For information, contact Cat Cassidy, Festival Coordinator, at Tickets can be purchased at the Outreach Division at the California School for the Deaf, 39350 Gallaudet Drive, Fremont, CA.