Director: Charlie Chaplin Run Time: 87 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1936
Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard
Special Labor Day Weekend Matinees!
In honor of Labor Day, we’re pleased to present special 35mm screenings of one of the greatest comedies ever filmed. Charlie Chaplin’s last outing as the Little Tramp, puts the iconic character to work as a giddily inept factory employee who becomes smitten with a gorgeous gamine (Goddard). With its barrage of unforgettable gags and sly commentary on class struggle during the Great Depression, MODERN TIMES—though made almost a decade into the talkie era and containing moments of sound (even song!)—is a timeless showcase of Chaplin’s untouchable genius as a director of silent comedy. – Janus Films
“A true classic of sublime slapstick, sentimentality and poetic political protest.” – Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune