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It’s being billed as “The World’s First True Hollywood Story.” No, not Peter Jackson’s recent documentary epic “The Beatles Get Back,” or Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming look at Lucille Ball, “Being the Ricardos.”Saturday night on Showtime and Crave, go back 100 years and more with The Little Tramp in “The Real Charlie Chaplin.” What was the

One of the things that surprised Sean Patrick Shaul while making “Silent Legend: The Mack Sennett Story” was how few people, even in the film and TV business, had even heard of the man dubbed the original “King of Comedy.” The Vancouver-based filmmaker’s Sennett doc premieres Monday at 8 p.m. on CBC’s Documentary Channel. Having

“Where else would you find a room full of men who want to have sex with dead actresses?” The late Phil Serling said it. He was talking about an event he helped create and run, Cinefest, a celebration of early–and obscure–silent and sound cinema. Cinefest always was an eccentric event populated by eccentric people. Held each