The tradition continues as BIFF presents its 14th installment of the Silent Film Showcase. This year’s selection is the 1921 Charlie Chaplin masterpiece, THE KID. The opening title reads: “A comedy with a smile—and perhaps a tear.” It’s Charlie at his best as The Tramp, who finds himself taking care of an abandoned child and facing a series of events that put their relationship in jeopardy. Hijinx, pratfalls, comedy and drama as only Chaplin can create.
And speaking of tradition! The Beloit Memorial Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Chris Behrens will, once again, provide the musical backdrop for this special screening. This will be the third consecutive silent film performance by the nationally recognized, award-winning ensemble, and BIFF is tremendously proud to partner with such a marvelous collection of young local talent for its flagship film event.
The program will be presented at Beloit Memorial High School auditorium which offers adequate seating and convenient parking.