U.S. 1921, 53 min, 35mm, Dir. Charlie Chaplin, Not Rated, Janus Films
“While it will move people to uproarious laughter and keep them in a state of uneasing delight, it also will touch their hearts and win sympathy, not only for the star, but for his leading woman, and little Jackie Coogan.” – Variety
Charlie Chaplin was already an international star when he decided to break out of the short-film format and make his first full-length feature. The Kid doesn’t merely show Chaplin at a turning point, when he proved that he was a serious film director—it remains an expressive masterwork of silent cinema. In it, he stars as his lovable Tramp character, this time raising an orphan (a remarkable young Jackie Coogan) he has rescued from the streets. Chaplin and Coogan make a miraculous pair in this nimble marriage of sentiment and slapstick, a film that is, as its opening title card states, “a picture with a smile—and perhaps, a tear.”
We are excited to have the Cinema's President and Founder, Steven Krams, as a guest speaker before the screening of The Kid on 35mm! Join us and learn about silent movie making and a chance to see in-person a replica of the very camera used to film The Kid. Be sure to come with lots of questions.
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