Now thru August 10th, Zoe Beloff’s new film, THE TRAMP’S NEW WORLD, is streaming for free on the National Gallery of Art’s website. Based on an unrealized James Agee screenplay written for Charlie Chaplin, I’m honored to channel Chaplin’s voice in a scene recreating his infamous NYC press conference for MONSIEUR VERDOUX.
Zoe is a one-of-a-kind artist, and and I hope you’ll step inside her beautiful brain with a viewing of this film.
Here’s more information on this unique cinematic experience:
“In 1948 the James Agee wrote a scenario for his lifelong hero, Charlie Chaplin. Deeply disturbed by the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Agee imagined New York destroyed. In the ruins, Chaplin’s Little Tramp builds a shack in Central Park. Gradually a small community of the dispossessed grows up around him. For Agee, his story was a thought experiment about how one might start again in the aftermath of disaster, to go beyond capitalism and just how hard that is in the face of our modern technological world. The film focuses on his imaginative journey and what it might mean for us today.”