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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.