The Cinema Museum, London

Wherever I Lay My Hat, a film by Morgan Tipping

December 2014 · News

Morgan TippingWherever I Lay My Hat (2014) is a film by London born artist Morgan Tipping that explores issues connected to housing, equality and community by using humour and bathos.

It features the character Charlene Chaplin, a visibly pregnant young woman who is camping outside the demolished Heygate Estate in Peckham (a site that once housed 3,000 people). We assume that Charlene is homeless. The film references the slapstick comedy used in Charlie Chaplin’s silent films who was born in South London and worked in a Workhouse in Elephant and Castle.In films like The Vagabond (1916) Charlie Chaplin uses slapstick comedy to reveal shocking attitudes towards equality and poverty. Wherever I Lay My Hat also
uses the device of slapstick in order to highlight contemporary issues connected to poverty, inequality and social stereotyping.

The show opens at the Wells Way Pop Up, The Old Library, 39 Wells Way, London, SE5 0PX on Saturday 6th December and runs until Saturday 13th December. More details on the or
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