The Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery at St. Vincent College in Latrobe will present “The Kid at 100”, a virtual program showing Charlie Chaplin’s film “The Kid”, followed by a live presentation by Dan Kamin, a mime artist. and renowned actor. , Thursday Sept. 16 at 7 p.m.
In 1921, “The Kid” took the world by storm. The story of a penniless tramp who adopts an abandoned infant struck a chord in the aftermath of a devastating war in which millions of people died and thousands of children were orphaned. Kamin will reveal what keeps this film fresh, funny and incredibly emotional to this day.
In his first book, “Charlie Chaplin’s One-Man Show” (1984), Kamin revealed the secrets of Chaplin’s comics. Considered a breakthrough work, the book includes a preface by another Chaplin fan, the legendary mime Marcel Marceau.
His most recent book, “The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin: Artistry in Motion,” updates his previous book and details how Kamin trained actor Robert Downey, Jr. for his Oscar-nominated performance in “Chaplin,” after What Downey said: âDan’s ideas are amazing.
Inspired by Harry Houdini, Kamin has been practicing magic since the age of 12. After studying industrial design at Carnegie Mellon University, he was inspired by the silent comedies of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. He began presenting his own original comedy show, âSilent Comedyâ¦ Live! Â», On tour in colleges and theaters across the country.
For more information on âThe Kid at 100,â contact Lauren Churilla, Curator of the McCarl Coverlet Gallery, at [email protected] or 724-991-3414.