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Viva Chaplin | The Kid

Lecture (60 min. in Dutch) about Charles Chaplin, followed by his feature film debut The Kid; a timeless classic in which the iconic character The Little Tramp takes care of a foundling.

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A small child is infuriating the locals by maliciously throwing rocks through their windows. However, just in the nick of time, a charismatic man always seems to show up offering his glass replacement service. This is the kind of swindling that the Little Tramp and his trusty sidekick, the Kid, survive on.

In his feature film directing debut, Chaplin changed the face of cinematic comedy by not only delivering chortles by the bucket load but also entwining them with pathos, creating a classic, heart-warming story that will have tears of laughter and affection meeting on the same cheeks.

The lecture will be given by film scholar Rudi de Boer. In his lecture, de Boer will examine Chaplin’s oeuvre (language: Dutch).

Charles Chaplin, USA, 1921, 68 min. , without subtitles. With Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Lita Grey, Jackie Coogan, Chuck Reisner.
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