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Independent Film Festival Boston • April 25 – May 2, 2018

The Brattle Theatre40 Brattle St., Cambridge MA 02138 • Harvard Square • 617 876-6837 • [email protected]

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Fri, May 22, 2015

Repertory Series ArchiveReunion Weekend 2015

The Great Dictator

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Charlie Chaplin in THE GREAT DICTATOR

75th Anniversary!

(1940) dir Charles Chaplin w/Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie [125 min; 35mm]
In his controversial masterpiece THE GREAT DICTATOR, Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona. Chaplin, in his first pure talkie, brings his sublime physicality to two roles: the cruel yet clownish “Tomainian” dictator and the kindly Jewish barber who is mistaken for him. Featuring Jack Oakie and Paulette Goddard in stellar supporting turns, THE GREAT DICTATOR, boldly going after the fascist leader before the U.S.’s official entry into World War II, is an audacious amalgam of politics and slapstick that culminates in Chaplin’s famously impassioned speech. – The Criterion Collection

“[The Great Dictator] has made an indelible mark in film history and popular culture, and is fondly remembered today for its rich political satire as well as its delicate blend of pathos and comedy.” – Jessica Singer, Brattle Film Notes

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Friday, May 22 Single Features

THE GREAT DICTATOR
at 4:30 7:00 PM
Late Show: FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL!
at 9:30 PM

Saturday, May 23 Double Feature

THE KNACK… AND HOW TO GET IT
at 3:15 7:30 PM
WHAT’S NEW PUSSYCAT?
at 1:00 5:15, 9:30 PM
MIAMI BLUES
(canceled)

Sunday, May 24 Double Feature

REBECCA
at 2:00 7:00 PM
REPULSION
at 4:45 9:45 PM

Monday, May 25 Single Features

MY LITTLE CHICKADEE
at 12:30 2:30 PM
Akira Kurosawa’s DREAMS
at 4:30 7:00 PM

Brattle passes accepted. Double Feature: see two movies for one low price – click the earlier of two consecutive showtimes and select the Multi-Feature ticket option.

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