Friends of Ludlow
Pines • Ludlow, VT 05149
228-7239 • email: firstname.lastname@example.org
[a 50l (c)(3) organization]
"Our purpose is
to promote the use of the Ludlow Auditorium
for the benefit
and entertainment of the people of Ludlow,
Black River area, and its visitors"
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Annual Silent Movie Festival Returns to Ludlow Auditorium on Aug.
16 Featuring Two Great Comedies
FOLA's (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) annual
Silent Movie Festival will be held on Saturday, August 16 at 7 PM
at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium. The festival will feature the
classic work of Charlie Chaplin in "City Lights" with an
introductory short by comedian Buster Keaton.
Glenn Brown will be featured at the auditorium's piano for the
Buster Keaton short to open the silent movie festival.
City Lights is a 1931 American romantic comedy film written by,
directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin. The story follows the
misadventures of Chaplin's Tramp as he falls in love with a blind
girl (Virginia Cherrill) and develops a turbulent friendship with
an alcoholic millionaire (Harry Myers).
City Lights was immediately successful upon release on January 30,
1931, with positive reviews and box office receipts of $5 million.
Today, critics consider it not only one of the highest
accomplishments of Chaplin's career, but one of the greatest films
ever made. In 1992, the Library of Congress selected City Lights
for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as
being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". In
2007, the American Film Institute's 100 Years... 100 Movies ranked
City Lights as the 11th greatest American film of all time. In
1949, the critic James Agee referred to the final scene in the
film as the "greatest single piece of acting ever committed to
Although sound films were on the rise when Chaplin started
developing the script in 1928, he decided to continue working with
silent productions. Filming started in December 1928, and ended in
September 1930. City Lights marked the first time Chaplin composed
the film score to one of his productions and it was written in six
weeks with Arthur Johnston. The main theme used as a leitmotif for
the blind flower girl is the song "La Violetera" ("Who’ll Buy my
Violets") from Spanish composer José Padilla.
The movie is open to the public and is free; donations to
underwrite the cost of the movie are appreciated. Berkshire Bank
will provide popcorn and FOLA will provide water. For information,
call 802-228-7239 or www.fola.us.
"Trouble With the Curve"
Comes to Ludlow Auditorium September 6
FOLA's September movie will be Clint Eastwoods
baseball movie, "Trouble with the Curve", at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium on Saturday,
September 6 at 7 pm.
Trouble with the Curve is a 2012 sports-drama film
directed by Robert Lorenz and starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin
Timberlake, Matthew Lillard, and John Goodman. The film revolves around an
aging baseball scout whose daughter joins him on a scouting trip. The
movie was released on September 21, 2012.
This was Eastwood's first acting project since 2008's Gran Torino and his
first acting role in a film he did not direct since his cameo in 1995's
An aging Atlanta Braves baseball scout, Gus Lobel (Eastwood), is given one
last assignment to prove his value to the organization, who views him as
unable to adapt to changes within the game. His boss and friend Pete
(Goodman) does not want to see him let go, but is fighting off the
advances of an ambitious younger protégé, Philip (Lillard), who is gunning
to get Gus fired and take Pete's job.
Pete suspects Gus is hiding problems with his health, so against Gus's
wishes, Pete contacts Gus's estranged daughter Mickey (Adams), a
workaholic lawyer pursuing a partnership at her firm, to join her father
on a scouting trip to North Carolina. Gus is to review a top prospect
named Bo Gentry, a brash amateur whose statistics make him a likely top
The movie is open to everyone and is free; donations are appreciated.
Popcorn will be provided courtesy of Berkshire Bank and water courtesy of
FOLA. For more information, www.fola.us and 802-228-7239.
Thanks for Helping FOLA Raise Funds to "Re-Seat" the
FOLA's has succeeded in its
"reseating" project, thanks to your help!
Now people can enjoy the comfort of
new, wider, more comfortable chairs in
Your help was essential to making this happen.
Now FOLA needs to concentrate on
improved audio equipment to make your experience in viewing the many
functions that take place in the auditorium more pleasant and rewarding to
Your continued help is imperative to
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Ludlow, VT 05149