We were shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Carl Davis last month. I am very sorry to relate that his wife, Jean Boht, also passed earlier this month. I am sure you will join me in sending condolences to the family.
On a happier note, I am able to share with you an occasion to celebrate Carl’s life and work – as well as his love of Charlie Chaplin – at the Garden Cinema, central London, on 15 October.
In a celebration of Carl’s life and work, Bar Shorts will screen three silent Charlie Chaplin Mutual Films with scores composed by Carl at The Garden Cinema in Covent Garden at 2pm on Sunday 15 October. These shorts are rarely seen and chart the trajectory of the young Chaplin as he made his way from the new kid on the block to iconic film star. The films were programmed for Bar Shorts by Carl just before he died. Curated by our friend the double BAFTA-nominated television and film writer and director Chris Shepherd and Dog&Rabbit Animation, the programme will be followed by a Q&A with Carl’s daughter Jessie.
This promises to be a beautiful way to remember Carl. The films screening will be:
Behind the Screen (1916) 25 Minutes
The Cure (1917) 25 Minutes
The Immigrant (1917) 25 Minutes