Chaplin’s Tramp Crosses Borders
In October, The Boot Cake screened at Astra Film Festival in Romania. One of Europe’s most highly regarded documentary festivals, Astra began in 1993 as a festival devoted to ethnographic films and broadened its focus to creative documentary. In 2014, the centenary of the debut of Chaplin’s Tramp character on screen, Astra programmed three films in a special Chaplin-themed section. I love their graphic above. Astra screened two of Chaplin’s short films The Fireman (1916) and Easy Street (1917). And, to our great honour, The Boot Cake.