I'm Charlie Chaplin

New York Premiere

USA | 8 MINUTES | English |


The quickly changing attitudes of a little girl are documented in Jay Rosenblatt's delightful short I'm Charlie Chaplin. Ella, the filmmaker's daughter, thinks Chaplin is the funniest character around. She dresses up like him one Halloween and comes home with a massive haul of candy. One year later, Ella dresses up like Chaplin again, but now she doesn't like the tie and thinks that maybe she'd like to be a ghost instead. "Why?" asks her mother. "Stop talking," says Ella.


Directed by Steven Lippman

A recipient of a Guggenheim and a Rockefeller Fellowship, Jay Rosenblatt has been making films for over 20 years. His films have won numerous awards and screened throughout the world. A selection of his films had a one-week theatrical run at New York's Film Forum and throughout the country. Articles about his work have appeared in The New York Times, L.A. Times, Sight & Sound, Filmmaker, and The Independent.