january, 2019

16jan10:50 AMChaplin: A King In New York (1957)10:50 AM Watershed

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With David Robinson

WEDS 16 JAN 1050hrs
Watershed £5.00 – £8.00
Dir: Charles Chaplin UK 110mins U

To open the 15th edition of the Slapstick Festival… a talkie! Introduced by Chaplin biographer and critic, David Robinson, A King in New York is Chaplin’s take on 1950s America. Made during his exile from the country due to his leftist views, it stars Chaplin as a peaceable king who runs afoul of the House Un-American Activities Committee. Roberto Rossellini wisely called the work “the film of a free man.”

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