Chaplin: One Hundred Year Of Laughter

I’ve started writing for the Huffington Post and just published my first blog for them. It’s a piece about Charlie Chaplin and the pilgrimage I made in Portland to the spot where he signed his first ever film contract 100 years ago. Here’s a little extract:

Because one hundred years later the world still needs people like Chaplin. He held a mirror up for us to laugh at our limitations, to weep at injustice, and to find hope in our ability to love. In his 83 films, Chaplin, perhaps more than any other filmmaker, showed us what it means to be human.

Read the full article here and please feel free to share it around if you enjoy it. Thanks and check out the dude behind me in this photo doing his flies up…

Photo by Randall Garcia

Photo by Randall Garcia

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