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Virtual Cinema Presents a Silent-Film Concert

Here’s a unique addition to the Virtual Cinema schedule: a livestream silent-film concert. Pianist Ben Model accompanies a trio of silent-comedy shorts featuring Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and another silent clown—Charley Chase. Admission is free!

Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Central Time
To register, send an email to and you will receive a link to the livestream on the day of the event.

• Charlie Chaplin’s The Pawnshop
• Buster Keaton’s The Goat
• Charley Chase’s Dog Shy

Learn More
Meet Ben Model and get the inside scoop on his program of comedy classics. Check out the blog post.

Underwriting for the Film Department is provided by Tenaris and the Vaughn Foundation. Generous funding is provided by Nina and Michael Zilkha; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Lois Chiles Foundation; ILEX Foundation; L’Alliance Française de Houston; and The Foundation for Independent Media Arts.