Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
1936 | USA | 87 minutes
Friday, March 22, 2019, 7pm
Modern Times, 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 (Paulette 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.
"One of the many remarkable things about Charlie Chaplin is that his films continue to hold up, to attract and delight audiences." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The mechanical feeding sequence in Modern Times is probably the funniest routine in cinema history." - Andrew Sarris, Observer