Charlie Chaplin is one of the most famous people who ever lived. The
way he mixed sublime comedy with pathos and a deep emotional core has
turned him into a legend. But behind the bowler hat and moustache there
is a myriad of stories that help to define cinema’s most important star,
from the terrible poverty of his childhood to the lost and forgotten
comedians who inspired him.
Looking for Charlie (2018) is a candid look behind the
scenes of the silent era which delves into the ways in which the legends
we celebrate – Chaplin, Buster Keaton – are built upon much more
complex, much more human stories. It is a film about superstardom and
obscurity, the highs and lows of Hollywood, and the thin line between
genius and despair.
This film will be presented by its directors, the silent era
historians, Darren R. Reid and Brett Sanders with a Q&A session
following the film.
Doors open at 18.30, for a 19.30 start.
Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.