Monday, May 26

Repertory Series ArchiveThe Little Tramp at 100

Modern Times

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(1936) dir Chaplin w/Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman [87 min; 35mm]
MODERN TIMES, 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. – Criterion Collection

“Chaplin endured a childhood of poverty, as reflected in the authentic experiences and backdrop within his films. Through his humor, it seems that Chaplin strove for the support of the audience’s laughter, adding a psychological level to his films.” Deana DiSalvio takes a closer look at Chaplin’s Little Tramp in her Brattle Film Notes essay on Modern Times →

Related: Official Site | Discovering Chaplin | The Chaplin Museum | Chaplin/Keaton/Lloyd Filming Locations

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  • Monday, May 26 at 2:30, 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 27 at 7:00 PM

Shows in a Double Feature on Monday with CHAPLIN AT MUTUAL, and on Tuesday with THE GOLD RUSH. Brattle passes accepted.