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Chaplin 1936

Chaplin Festival
Monday 26 May 2014
Kelham Island Museum

In the atmospheric setting of the industrial museum at Kelham Island, we were delighted to show a Chaplin classic as part of the University of Sheffield’s Chaplin festival to mark the 125th anniversary of his birth.

Local analogue film expert Christopher Wibberley kicked us off with the 1914 Chaplin short Laughing Gas on 16mm – you just can’t beat the flickering light and the whirring sound of a proper projector. The feature is a hoot with a message… It showcases the pure talent of Chaplin’s physical comedy whilst making a comment on the growing industrialisation, unemployment and unionisation of the time.

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