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February 9, 2007

College of Liberal Arts to screen Charlie Chaplin's 'City Lights'

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Classic film fans will get a chance to attend a screening of Charlie Chaplin's "City Lights" at 8 p.m. on Feb. 16 at the Long Center in Lafayette.

Regarded by many critics as one of the greatest silent films of all time, the 1931 movie will be presented with live organ accompaniment by Ken Double, who has been playing the organ for more than 25 years.

"This screening of 'City Lights' will give people a chance to see one of the greatest films of all time on a big screen and with live music: it's exactly how these films should be seen. It will be like time travel," said Lance Duerfahrd, an assistant professor of English who studies film history. "Silent films are visually powerful - they convey feeling, humor, the whole story, through reduced means. It's intense."

Tickets for "City Lights" are $10 for the general public and $7 for seniors and students with a Purdue ID.

Tickets are available from 12-5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Long Center box office, 111 N. Sixth St., or by calling (765) 742-5664.

Writer: Christy Jones, (765) 494-1089, christyjones@purdue.edu

Sources: Lance Duerfahrd, assistant professor of English, (765) 494-3765, lduerfah@purdue.edu

Dino Felluga, associate professor of English, (765) 494-3770, felluga@purdue.edu

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; purduenews@purdue.edu

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