MODERN TIMES: FEB 18 @ 3:10pm
Once dubbed "the most famous man in the world," Charlie Chaplin has long been recognized as one of the preeminent icons of both comedy and cinema. From 1914 until 1967, Chaplin wrote, directed, produced, and starred in over 80 films, quickly advancing from basic slapstick to a unique comic styleimmaculately constructed, deeply human, and always hilarious. Modern Times is one of his most acclaimed works that can make a child (or the child in us) laugh with abandon while truly empathizing with the down and out Tramp.
All Ages / USA, 1936 / Dir: Charlie Chaplin / 86 mins.
IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER THE SHOW WILL GO ON. BRING YOUR SNOW BOOTS!
Because of its cultural significance Modern Times was selected by the Library of Congress in 1989 for preservation in the National Film Registry.
Part of PCFF's film programming mission is to introduce the new-young viewers of today's generation to masters of films past. Charlie Chaplin's film from 1936 is timeless in so many ways. The narrative themes he covers from the 1930's that include a mechanized society, large scale unemployment with a struggling economy Unusual themes for a comedy? Not for Chaplin. This mostly silent dialogue film gets people talking every time.
RISD Museum, Metcalf Auditorium (View)
20 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
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