MEETING SCHEDULE FOR THE SONS OF THE DESERT NYC

Date: Friday, January 10, 2020
Time: 7:30pm to 10:30pm

The New York Founding Tent meets monthly at The Church of the Transfiguration, founded in 1848 and home of The Episcopal Actors' Guild since 1923. "The Little Church Around the Corner," as it is commonly known, has welcomed theatrical legends including Edwin Booth, Joseph Jefferson, Basil Rathbone, Tallulah Bankhead, Joan Fontaine, Rex Harrison, and Charlton Heston, so we are in great company!

Meeting Guidelines

 

There is no formal dress code as there was at our former location of The Players, but please dress respectably. We can bring refreshments and snacks, but no alcoholic beverages are permitted on the premises. Also, it is our responsibility to clean up after our meeting and leave the room as we found it. 

 

Guests are invited to come visit us for a $2.00 fee, and are then encouraged to join us! Learn more about how to join the New York Tent.

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Meeting Location

 

The Church of the Transfiguration

One East 29th Street
(Between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue)
New York, NY 10016

Church of the Transfiguration directions
January Meeting Film Lineup

This month, we present for your entertainment and approval... something different to start off the New Year. We will be screening for the very first time "The Circus" with Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin and of course, our boys Stan and Oliver in a restored version of their silent "Duck Soup."

A masterpiece of both timing and slapstick, "The Circus" is one of Charlie Chaplin's underrated classics that deserves rediscovery. While trying to elude the cops, the Tramp comes upon a circus and gets caught sneaking in. After the audience mistakes him for a member of the show, the circus hires the Tramp because he's actually funnier than the clowns! Unfortunately, he is only funny when he screws up the things they give him to do. "The Circus" was Chaplin's last truly silent film.

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The Circus

Long thought a lost film for decades, Professor William K. Everson found a 35mm nitrate of "Duck Soup" in an archive in the Czech Republic in 1977. The NYC Sons were the first tent to ever run it, thanks to Bill! Our print is taken from his original that he got from that archive, but ours has footage that was missing from his. The story is based on "Home from the Honeymoon," which was written by Arthur J. Jefferson (Stan's father). This film was later remade as "Another Fine Mess."

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Duck Soup

Weather Advisory: If there is a chance of snow for the evening of the meeting and we have to cancel, we will send out an e-blast to you. We will also try to have it posted on our website by 3:15-3:30pm day of our meeting. If it IS snowing by then and you are NOT sure, you are advised to call 914-584-0811.

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