Presented as part of The Fall Mamas Expo
Dir. Charlie Chaplin. 1921, 68 mins. 35mm. With Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan. Combining Chaplin’s trademark quirky comedy with a tinge of dramatic sentimentality, The Kid is a silent gem that remains a hilarious delight. When the Little Tramp finds an abandoned child on the street, they join to form one of American cinema’s most famous partnerships. Chaplin’s first feature-length film, which he also wrote, The Kid made Jackie Coogan a famous child star, and proved Chaplin’s mastery on all sides of the camera. This presentation features Chaplin’s own score composed for the film’s reissue in 1971. Recommended for all ages.
Free with Museum admission.