Showtime is releasing a Charlie Chaplin documentary. The Real Charlie Chaplin, a kaleidoscopic portrait of a man who became an immortal legend, whose life was as extraordinary as his art, will premiere on Showtime on Saturday, December 11. The feature-length documentary begins its theatrical run at Cinema Village (New York) and Laemmle Monica (Los Angeles) on Friday, November 19.
 
Having unprecedented access to the Chaplin archives, The Real Charlie Chaplin blends dramatic reconstructions with never-before-heard recordings, intimate home movies, behind-the-scenes material, and newly restored classic films to reveal a side of the worldwide icon that – until now – has been shrouded in mystery. Tracing back a century ago – when Chaplin first stepped onto the screen – the film recounts his meteoric rise from the slums of Victorian London to the heights of Hollywood superstardom to his scandalous fall from grace. For decades, he was the most famous man in the world. But who was The Real Charlie Chaplin?

For more information, go to www.SHO.com. In the meantime, watch the trailer.