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Slapstick 2014: 100 Years of the Tramp
Please note: this event took place in Jan 2014
With David Robinson
Ever since he first erupted on screen in January 1914 Charlie Chaplin's Tramp - with his hat, too-tight jacket, oversized boots and trousers, bow tie and cane - has gone on to be one of the most iconic, recognisable images in the world. As a prelude to the international celebrations of the Tramp's centenary, David Robinson - the foremost authority on Chaplin - joins us for a visual survey of the Tramp's first hundred years, from the initial, seemingly offhand choice of costume and accessories, to his final screen appearance and subsequent immortality.
This event includes a complete screening of the first appearance of the Tramp in Kid Auto Races (1914), an 11 minute short by Henry Lehrman.
Ticket prices: £8.00 full/£6.50 concs.
Image courtesy of Roy Export Company Establishment.
Please note: this is a old season with no further events to see
Bristol's celebrated silent and visual comedy festival returns for a tenth anniversary with the most ambitious and exciting programme to date. Slapstick brings hilarity back to Bristol with an incredible line up of events with live music at Watershed and other venues including Arnolfini, Colston Hall and Bristol Old Vic.
Past screenings and events that were part of this season
|Lost Clowns - Raymond Griffith||Fri 24 Jan 16:00|
|100 Years of the Tramp||Fri 24 Jan 17:40|
|Chaplin and the Great War||Sat 25 Jan 10:00|
|Timeless Chaplin - Talk & Screening for Children||Sat 25 Jan 13:00|
|BBC Radio 3 Landmark Discussion Chaplin Special||Sat 25 Jan 13:00|
|Lost Clowns - Max Davidson's Best Comedy Shorts||Sun 26 Jan 10:00|
|Tim Vine - Why I Love Benny Hill||Sun 26 Jan 11:40|
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