LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Charlie Chaplin has been invited to Waterford, in the south of Ireland, for what looks like a promising party this summer. Vevey and environs might want to look west, to check out the party, suggests Peter Dennehy, a Lake Geneva region fan who is currently with the Irish Nursing Board, An Bord Altranais.
“In Memory of Charlie Chaplin” will be the first annual Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival, with the patronage of Josephine Chaplin, the filmmaker’s daughter, in the village of Waterville in August.
Waterville, the Kerry seaside village that Charlie Chaplin loved, according to the organizerse, “is holding this festival to honour the life and work of the master comedian and filmmaker, whose legacy remains both relevant and influential to comedy today.”
The four-day festival “is packed with really creative events including premieres, film screenings, parades, talks, workshops, street entertainment, the Film Awards Ceremony, Gala Ball, the Tramps’ Ball, 1920′s themed parties and much more,” according to the festival web site.