Opening Ceremony SUNDAY 19th OCT. 2014

20:00 - 20:10 Faces and poetry
20:10 - 20:30 Screen Faces
20:30 - 21:40 Film Screening (cocktail after the film)


20:30 - 21:40 THE KID 68’ – United States of America  – 1921
Fiction Directed by Charlin Chaplin  
Bio Charlie Chaplin was born on April 16, 1889 in London, England. His birth name was Charles Spencer Chaplin, though he had many nicknames growing up such as Charlie, Charlot and The Little Tramp. His father, Charles Chaplin, and his mother, Hannah Chaplin, were inducted into the music hall of fame, leading the way to his exposure even as a young boy. His first onstage moment was when he was 5 years old; he sang a song that was intended to be sung by his mother, though she had become ill at the time of the performance so little Charlie Chaplin stood in and performed for his mother. Charlie Chaplin came to the United States in 1910, at the age of 21. He was brought to New York, which was known to be a great place to start out for anyone trying to become a professional actor. Three years later, in 1913, Chaplin signed his very first contract at Keystone and it was no time before he headed to Hollywood. His first movie premiered in 1914, “Making a Living,” and he went on to make over 35 films total in that year alone. His rise in popularity was like nothing that people had seen, though with parents of fame, it was nothing new to Charlie.
Charlie Chaplin grew to become one of the most popular and successful actors of all time. The moment that really kicked off his long career was in 1921 when he starred in and produced his first full-length film called “The Kid.” From then on, most people all over the world knew Charlie Chaplin and loved his movies. He had a great career and life. He died on December 25, 1977, in Vevey, Switzerland of natural causes.

The opening title reads: "A comedy with a smile - and perhaps a tear". As she leaves the charity hospital and passes a church wedding, Edna deposits her new baby with a pleading note in a limousine and goes off to commit suicide. The limo is stolen by thieves who dump the baby by a garbage can. Charlie the Tramp finds the baby and makes a home for him. Five years later Edna has become an opera star but does charity work for slum youngsters in hope of finding her boy. A doctor called by Edna discovers the note with the truth about The Kid and reports it to the authorities who come to take him away from Charlie. Before he arrives at the orphan asylum Charlie steals him back and takes him to a flophouse. The proprietor reads of a reward for The Kid and takes him to Edna. Charlie is later awakened by a kind policeman who reunites him with The Kid at Edna's mansion.
Filmography 1921 – The Kid
1925 – The Gold Rush
1931 – City Lights
1940 – The Great Dictator
1952 – Limelight
1966 – A Countess from Hong Kong
1923 – Woman in Paris
1923 – The Circus
1936 – Modent Times
1957 – A King in New York
Awards 1973 – Oscar for Limelight
1972 – Honorary Award for the incalculable effect he had in making motion pictures the art form of the century
Plus over 20 more awards and nominations