Seminar: The Kid


Emerson College professor Peter Flynn leads this virtual seminar on Charlie Chaplin's first full-length feature.

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How will this work?

When you register for this virtual education seminar, the program will be presented in three parts.

When you register for the seminar, you'll receive an email with a link to watch a pre-taped lecture, to view before the film at your convenience. Please make sure to check your spam folder for this link before emailing our support team.

Then, you can go off and watch the film on your own. Please note, the Coolidge is not able to provide the film ourselves, but you can find out where to rent and/or stream it here.

Make sure you watch the film before the discussion, which will take place on Thursday, May 21 at 8pm EST over Zoom. Before the discussion, you can submit questions for the instructor here. You'll also have the opportunity to submit questions during the discussion!

We're moving quickly to put this new service in place, so please be patient if we run into some initial technical issues. Have more questions? Visit our FAQ page here.

About the Instructor

Peter Flynn is a documentary filmmaker who teaches media production and film history at Emerson College in Boston.  His 2015 feature The Dying of the Light had its theatrical premiere at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, where (contrary to the theater’s expectations) it opened to good reviews and appalling box office. He is pleasantly surprised to be back (virtually) at the theater.


1hr 8mins

Stream The Kid on The Criterion Channel, Amazon Prime, Kanopy, and more here.