W&J Arts Series: Dan Kamin presents Chaplin’s THE KID at 100
November 30, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
In 1921 Charlie Chaplin’s THE KID took the world by storm. The story of a penniless tramp who adopts an abandoned infant struck a powerful chord in the aftermath of a devastating war and equally devastating pandemic which left millions dead and thousands of children orphaned. In THE KID at 100 renowned mime artist and comedy choreographer Dan Kamin reveals what keeps this film fresh, funny and incredibly moving to this day. The program begins with the screening of a beautifully restored print of the film, followed by Kamin’s illustrated talk and a lively audience discussion.
Author of The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin: Artistry in Motion, Dan trained Robert Downey, Jr. for his Oscar-nominated performance in Chaplin, after which Downey said, “Dan’s insights are amazing.”