Stow Film Lounge @CentrE17, 1 Church Hill, Walthamstow, London E17 3AB
KIDS' FILM LOUNGE
Chaplin's first full-length feature is a silent masterpiece about a little tramp who discovers a little orphan and brings him up but is left desolate when the orphanage reclaims him.
A single mother, faced with raising her infant son alone, chooses to abandon him in the back of a fancy automobile, thinking he will find a better life in someone else's care. But when the car gets stolen by two thugs who leave the baby on a street corner, abandoned once again, the kid begins a life his mother never anticipated. This time it's the Tramp (Charlie Chaplin) who discovers the child (played by then child-star Jackie Googan) and, when he can't find anyone to hand the baby off to, he takes it in as his own. Five years down the line, the two are a certifiable father-son pair with an inseparable bond, but, when the news gets out that the Tramp is not the kid's real father, their life together is placed in danger.
The film is notable for combining comedy and drama and as the opening title says: "A picture with a smile—and perhaps, a tear." offers us the signature of Chaplin's full career playing The Tramp.
PRE-FILM ACTIVITY As usual we will have our pre-film activity to entertain your little ones. This time it will be led by Scribble & Smudge. The session is included in the entry price.
FILM SWAP SHOP Bring along dvd(s) you have finished with and swap for other(s) that members of the audience have brought along themselves.
REFRESHMENTS We will be serving freshly made popcorn, organic meat hotdogs, veggie hotdogs, organic fruit juices, organic coffee, fairtrade tea and delicious ice cream.
TIMINGS Doors open 10.30, Activity Session, Film 11.00, Close 13.00
TICKETS £6 (inc activity) child, £4.50 acc adult, £12.50 child (party package), under 2's are free.