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The Kid Soundtrack - Now Online

The Kid (1921) is perhaps Chaplin’s most potent marriage of comedy and high emotion. The story relates how an unmarried mother abandons a baby, which is found and unwillingly adopted by the Tramp.

Chaplin wrote, produced, directed, edited, and starred in the film, and in 1971, he composed a new musical score. In the coming days, we’ll publish a new track from the full soundtrack once a day on youtube so you can listen from anywhere! Visit our Youtube channel.

You can also get the full soundtrack on:
- iTunes
- Spotify
- Deezer
- Amazon

Criterion to release "Limelight"

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Criterion will release Charlie Chaplin’s Limelight on May 19th. Pre-order today!

Charlie Chaplin’s masterful drama about the twilight of a former vaudeville star is among the writer-director’s most touching films. Chaplin plays Calvero, a once beloved musical-comedy performer, now a washed-up alcoholic who lives in a small London flat. A glimmer of hope arrives when he meets a beautiful but melancholy ballerina (Claire Bloom) who lives downstairs. An elegant mix of the comic and the tragic, this poignant film also features Buster Keaton in an extended cameo, marking the only time the two silent comedy icons appeared together on-screen. Made at a time when Chaplin was under attack by the American press and far right, Limelight was barely distributed in the United States upon its initial release, but it is now considered one of his essential and most personal works.

Disc Features
- New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- Chaplin’s “Limelight”: Its Evolution and Intimacy, a new video essay by Charlie Chaplin biographer David Robinson
- New interviews with actors Claire Bloom and Norman Lloyd
- Chaplin Today: “Limelight,” a 2002 documentary on the film, featuring director Bernardo Bertolucci and actors Bloom and Sydney Chaplin
- Outtake from the film
- Archival audio recording of Charlie Chaplin reading two short excerpts from his novella Footlights
- Two short films by Chaplin: A Night in the Show (1915) and the never completed The Professor (1919) Trailers
- PLUS: An essay by critic Peter von Bagh

February on TCM

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For those of you in the U.S.A. and Canada, Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator and Monsieur Verdoux will be on TCM on February 7th (4:15 am ET) and February 17th (9:15 am ET), respectively. Don’t miss them!

For details, check out the TCM website.

French Radio Show: "Carnet Nomade, Charlot"

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For French-speaking Chaplin fans, listen to a special episode of France Culture’s program “Carnet nomade” dedicated to Charlie Chaplin :

Guests :

  • José Moure, co-author of Charlot : histoire d’un mythe (Champs / Flammarion)
  • Kate Guyonvarch & Charly Sistovaris of Association Chaplin

Geneva Celebrates 100 Years of the Tramp

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2014 marks 100 years of Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp character. For this cinematic milestone, the Cinémas du Grütli in Geneva are screening several of Charles Chaplin’s films : The Kid, Modern Times, The Circus, The Great Dictator, and more!!

From 24th December 2014 to 13th January 2015

For more information, visit the Cinémas du Grütli website.

Charlie Chaplin Retrospective in Tunisia

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To celebrate 100 years of Charlie Chaplin’s iconic Tramp, CinéMadart in the city of Carthage, Tunisia is hosting a Chaplin retrospective from 23rd December to 4th January!

Program : 23 December 7 pm: MODERN TIMES
24 December 7 pm: THE KID
25 December 7 pm: A WOMAN OF PARIS
26 December 7 pm: THE GOLD RUSH
27 December 7 pm: THE CIRCUS
28 December 3 pm: 15h THE KID
29 December 7 pm: Various shorts
30 December 7 pm: CITY LIGHTS
31 December 7 pm: MONSIEUR VERDOUX
2 January 7 pm: LIMELIGHT
3 January 7 pm: A KING IN NEW YORK
4 January 3 pm: THE CIRCUS

For more information, visit CinéMadart on Facebook.