Returning for the first time in-person since 2019, the City of Santa Clarita presents the Newhallywood Silent Film Festival which will celebrate two giants of early Hollywood: Charlie Chaplin and
Returning for the first time in-person since 2019, the City of Santa Clarita presents the Newhallywood Silent Film Festival which will celebrate two giants of early Hollywood: Charlie Chaplin and Cecil B. DeMille.
Screenings will begin at 1:00 pm featuring many of Charlie Chaplin’s shorts. Full length film screenings will begin at 5:00 pm which will include:
The Kid Auto Race marks the first appearance of Chaplin’s character the Little Tramp. The film is presented at first like a genuine newsreel, with Chaplin’s attention-seeking spectator getting in the way of the camera, causing great frustration to the cameraman. Henry Lehrman begins by roughly pushing an obnoxiously persistent Chaplin away, but eventually he starts knocking Chaplin to the ground.
The Kid: A woman decides to abandon her baby in the backseat of an automobile with a handwritten note attached, beseeching the finder to care for and love the child. The baby is discovered by the initially-reluctant Tramp, who eventually softens and comes to love him as his own. As the boy grows up, both he and The Tramp must learn to navigate through a life that spawns one adventure after another.
At 8:00 pm, the City of Santa Clarita will honor cinema founding father Cecil B. DeMille with a screening of his 1923 film The Ten Commandments. The film is divided into two parts: a prologue recreating the biblical story of the Exodus and a modern story concerning two brothers and their respective views of the Ten Commandments.
**Important note regarding parking: street parking is very limited. The Old Town Newhall Library parking lot, as well as the structure across the street, are located within short walking distance of the Newhall Family Theatre for the Performing Arts.**
(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Newhall Family Theatre for the Performing Arts
24607 Walnut Street
City of Santa Clarita