Behind the bowler hat and moustache of the 20th century's most recognisable character lies a myriad of stories that helped to shape cinema's most important star. Looking for Charlie is a candid look behind the scenes of the silent era which delves into the ways in which the legends we celebrate are built upon complex human stories. It is a film about superstardom and obscurity, the highs and lows of Hollywood, and the thin line between genius and despair.
Kent MOMI has secured two special screenings of this new documentary, which explores the lives and tragic deaths of Marceline Orbes and Francis "Slivers" Oakley, the suicidal clowns who inspired Chaplin and Keaton, presented by its directors. (35 tickets per screening)
Fri 16 Nov, 6.30 p.m.
(Doors open 6.00)
£6 (£5 concessions)
The film will be presented by its directors, Darren R. Reid and Brett Sanders, with a Q&A session after the screening.
Running time: 85 minutes approx.