Charlie Chaplin: The Importance of Humor and the Human Spirit

All throughout November and December, Story Screen is giving thanks to those cinematic stories that have always been there for us – whether through film, TV or even specific persons (on, behind or in front of the silver screen). These are the works we cannot help but appreciate, the ones that molded us, guided us, and stuck with us through good times and bad. These are the ones that deserve our personal thanks.

Charlie Chaplin touched the depths of my soul in a way that no other artist had ever done. Whenever I need guidance or have doubts about my own artistic process, I look up to the tramp to get answers. His creative responses to poverty, orphan hood, fascism and McCarthyism are incredibly brave, human and open hearted. I consider Chaplin's movies some of the most inspiring achievements of the human spirit.