This feature-length documentary reveals the dark side of silent cinema through the life and times of its biggest star: Charlie Chaplin. Behind the bowler hat and moustache, we discover stories of terrible childhood poverty and the lost and forgotten comedians who inspired him. Looking For Charlie is a film about superstardom and obscurity, the highs and lows of Hollywood, and the thin line between genius and despair.
The film is introduced by its director Dr Darren R. Reid (historian of American culture and silent era cinema) and followed by a short Q&A.
This event takes place within our London Festival Hub. Our Hub venues are all within a 5-minutes walking distance from each other so you can easily travel between talks. Remember: there's a 20-25 minute break between each talk to make it as easy as possible to get to the talks you like.