LFF For Free
A guided walk through the comedy genius' world.
Saturday 16 October 11:00 and 14:00
Kennington Underground Station
Catch Peter Middleton and James Spinney’s innovative and illuminating documentary The Real Charlie Chaplin at our LFF screenings and then join us for a guided walk through the comedy genius' world.
Charlie Chaplin was born in Kennington, London in 1889 and spent the first 21 years of his life there. One of the poorest areas of the city, his early existence was tough. As a teenager he joined a performing group and his star on the London stage grew rapidly. During a tour of the US he was spotted by a scout for Sennett Studios, who signed him up and, well, the rest is history! Arguably the first truly global star, he featured in countless shorts, became a celebrated filmmaker and was defined by his Little Tramp on-screen persona.
The walk starts from Kennington Tube Station and will take in some of the houses he lived in, the workhouse he spent time in as a child and the even place where he developed his famous comedy walk.