The Cineteca di Bologna in Italy is hosting Chapliniana between 1 June and 30 October 2007. This major celebration of Chaplin’s life and work will comprise an exhibition, Chaplin e l’Immagine (Chaplin in Pictures), at the Sala Borsa, Bologna; live orchestral screenings of The Chaplin Revue, City Lights, The Kid, Modern Times, The Gold Rush, The Circus and A Woman of Paris to be performed in Piazza Maggiore and the Teatro Communale during the summer evenings; and the majority of Chaplin’s films will be screened during this period, particularly during the Cinema Ritrovato film festival June 30-7 July 2007. The Cineteca is also working on the Chaplin Archive Database, which is logging the cataloguing, digitisation and preservation of the huge Charlie Chaplin paper archive.
There’s a Chapliniana site registered but nothing is on it as yet. 2007 is the thirtieth anniversary of Chaplin’s death, and a major revival of interest in his work and socio-cultural significance seems to be underway.
Update: The Chapliniana site is now active, and full of details, all of it in Italian.