Past Event

Film screening: "The Kid"

Join film critic, author, and Chicago Sun-Times Media Local editor-in-chief Robert K. Elder for a delightful foray into silent film classics.

Screening films from the 1920s that Carl Sandburg reviewed while film critic for the Chicago Daily News, Elder will provide context and background for modern-day filmgoers during the ongoing series.

In Charlie Chaplin’s first full-length film,The Kid, The Little Tramp finds an abandoned infant and for five years raises him to be his partner in petty crime. 1921. Dramatic comedy. 68 minutes.

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested and can be made online or by phone at 630-279-8696.

This event is presented by the Elhmhurst Historical Museum in complement to the exhibit “Carl Sandburg in Elmhurst.” It’s the second film scheduled in the Silent Film Screening series.

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