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The Real Charlie Chaplin (Best of 2022)

Dir: Peter Middleton & James Spinney
United States / 2021 / 114mins

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A contemporary take on a bona fide icon of cinema, The Real Charlie Chaplin traces the star’s meteoric rise from the slums of Victorian London to the heights of Hollywood superstardom – and fall from grace following The Great Dictator.

This is no standard biopic. Peter Middleton and James Spinney, the co-directors of Notes on Blindness (2016), have created an innovative and compelling account based on revelatory, newly-unearthed audio recordings, dramatic reconstructions and a wealth of archive material, bringing us close enough to uncover the real Charles Chaplin.

Directors Peter Middleton and James Spinney joined us for an in-person Q&A after the screening on Wednesday 16 February. Hosted by film journalist Pamela Hutchinson. Watch the Q&A here.

Which of the year’s great docs have you missed on the big screen? This festive season, join us in the dark for a last chance to discover (or re-watch) your favourite nonfiction films of 2022.

Full programme HERE

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.