The Washington County Historical Society is excited to announce that “The Kid” starring Charlie Chaplin has been selected for this quarter’s Black & White Movie Night. The film will be shown on Wednesday, February 8 at 7pm at the Washington County Heritage Center at 1862 South Greeley Street, Stillwater, MN 55082.
Released in 1921, “The Kid” was Charlie Chaplin’s first full-length film running just over one hour. In addition to being the star, Chaplin also directed the film, composed the score, and released it under his own company, Charlie Chaplin Productions. Chaplin’s character “The Tramp” discovers an abandoned child in a car with a note attached from its mother, pleading for the child to be cared for by whoever finds him. The Tramp is initially hesitant but decides to raise the child. Their resulting adventures inspire many laughs and make for a heartwarming story. The title card for the film reads, “A picture with a smile – and perhaps, a tear.”
University professor Steve Schroer will introduce the film and will be available for discussion following the showing. Popcorn will be served.
The program is free to the public. No reservations are required. For questions, contact Washington County Heritage Center Site Manager Emily Krawczewski at [email protected] or 651-439-2298. The Washington County Heritage Center is open for visitors Tuesday- Saturday from 10am-4pm.
About the Washington County Historical Society Founded in 1934, the Washington County Historical Society is a donor-supported, nonprofit organization with more than 750 individual, family, and business members. WCHS is supported by individual gifts, memberships and earned income, and foundation grants.