Duration: 1 hour
To celebrate the centenary of Charlie Chaplin's first full-length feature The Kid (1921), the film will be screened in Liverpool Hope’s Capstone Theatre, on the very same site that Chaplin himself attended school (St Francis Xavier Elementary School) during his brief time in Everton as a young boy in 1900.
The Kid is a silent masterpiece about a tramp who discovers a little orphan, played by Jackie Coogan, and brings him up but is left desolate when the orphanage reclaims him. Chaplin directed, produced and starred in the film, as well as composed the score.
As a supporting feature, Hope student composer Bethany McNerlin and animator Mike Raymond introduce and present their short film One World, One Climate. Their film is about climate change and related environmental issues and features the voices of young people in the Liverpool city region voicing their concerns and viewpoints on the subject.