Want to learn to walk like Charlie Chaplin? Then stick around for a special demonstration workshop that following the Sunday, Aug. 2 screening of “The Kid,” a film written, produced, directed and starred by the silent film era actor recognized by his mustache, black bowler hat and comedic, herky-jerky stride.
The film and workshop are part of “It’s a Wrap!” commemorating the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive’s final weekend of programming at its PFA Theater location. The celebration, featuring live music, family fun and movies, happens on Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 1-2), before BAM/PFA begins its move to its new digs at the corner of Oxford and Center streets.
Charlie Chaplin impersonator Damian Blake, who says he first dressed up like Chaplin at the age of 2, will take kids and adults through their pantomime paces in a stroll through film history in a workshop after “The Kid,” which starts at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the 2575 Bancroft Way theater location.
The Chaplin film “City Lights” actually jump-starts the weekend evening celebrations at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Next up on the screen is “The Spirit of the Beehive,” with acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Victor Erice in attendance there and at Sunday’s 6 p.m. showing of “Recent Short Films of Victor Erice.”
A free reception with refreshments and live music by guitarist Ian Rowe will be open to the public at 8 p.m. Saturday, just before screening of Vittorio de Sica’s “Bicycle Thief.”
Sunday’s programming will conclude with Yasuziro Ozu’s “Tokyo Story.”
Tickets can be bought online.