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.