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The Centenary of The Little Tramp - BFI Southbank


centenary-of-the-little-tramp Photo: Modern Times © Roy Export SAS

On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 at 6:20 pm, there will be an event at BFI Southbank in London entitled The Centenary of The Little Tramp.

This is the launch of David Robinson’s fabulous new book on Charlie Chaplin, THE WORLD OF LIMELIGHT, published by the Cineteca di Bologna. David Robinson will make a presentation about the Little Tramp and his new finds, and there will be a few other goodies organised by Bryony Dixon of the BFI and Cecilia Cenciarelli of Cineteca di Bologna.

Book now on the BFI website.





San Francisco Silent Film Festival: The Little Tramp at 100


Chaplin Photo: © Roy Export SAS

Join the San Francisco Silent Film Festival at the Castro Theatre on January 11th for a day-long centennial celebration of Charlie Chaplin’s beloved “Little Tramp” character. PLUS a Chaplin Look-Alike Contest!

The Silent Film festival celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first appearance of Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp character in KID AUTO RACES AT VENICE (1914).

SFSFF’s celebration at the Castro Theatre will feature three programs of Chaplin’s indelible contribution to cinema. Three comedy shorts from Chaplin’s time at the Mutual Film Corporation - THE VAGABOND (1916), THE CURE (1917), and EASY STREET (1917) - start the day off, accompanied on solo piano by John Mirsalis. Chaplin’s masterpiece, THE KID (1921) will be preceded by KID AUTO RACES AT VENICE and accompanied by San Francisco Chamber Orchestra conducted by Timothy Brock. THE GOLD RUSH (1925) will also be accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra conducted by Brock. Timothy Brock is an acclaimed composer/conductor who restored many of Chaplin’s original scores.

Tickets are available on the San Francisco Silent Film Festival website.


100 years of the Tramp at Slapstick Festival, Bristol


Slapstick Festival 2014
January 24-26

This year the Slapstick Festival in Bristol celebrates their 10th anniversary AND 100 years of Charlie Chaplin’s famous Little Tramp. PORTRAITS0005 Celebrate the Tramp’s centenary at their many Chaplin-related events. Chaplin’s biographer David Robinson presents a visual history of the creation and evolution of this seemingly immortal and universally cherished figure. Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Kelly examine Chaplin’s complex relationship to the First World War. Kate Guyonvarch vividly demonstrates the continuing relevance of Chaplin to a very young 21st century audience. Matthew Sweet hosts a discussion with guests at the festival about Chaplin’s film City Lights and a century of The Little Tramp. This event will be broadcast as a Landmark Discussion on BBC Radio 3 and available as a download. And Chaplin launches the 2014 festival with CITY LIGHTS, on Friday evening at Colston Hall in an event hosted by Omid Djalili and accompanied by live orchestra!

For full details, see Bristol Slapstick Festival’s website. You can also visit their facebook page and check out the t-shirts they’ve made for the occasion! 994687 657427600967449 400321022 n