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.