Events downtown

Feb 16

Sunday Film Series: Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid” (1921) Mayo Street Arts | 10 Mayo St. 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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12:30 doors/ 1pm show

Join us for a classic Hollywood silent film shown in 16mm with live musical accompaniment by Carolyn Swartz on piano!

Co-presented by Mayo Street Arts & Kinonik Portland

“The Kid” (1921, 68 min.) was director Charlie Chaplin’s first full-length film and is considered one of his best. Co-starring five-year-old Coogan, whom Chaplin discovered on a Los Angeles vaudeville stage, “The Kid” is the story of a child abandoned in a limousine by his unwed mother (Purviance). When The Little Tramp finds him, he tries unsuccessfully to find a home for the boy. Obliged to keep him, The Little Tramp teaches the youngster about life on the streets and just as they have bonded and become a family, the boy’s mother returns in a bittersweet finale.