This silent comedy classic finds the iconic Little Tramp (Charlie Chaplin) employed at a state-of-the-art factory where the inescapable machinery completely overwhelms him, and where various mishaps keep getting him sent to prison. In between his various jail stints, he meets and befriends an orphan girl (Paulette Goddard). Both together and apart, they try to contend with the difficulties of modern life, with the Tramp working as a waiter and eventually a performer.
Our Film On Film series returns to celebrate the 85th anniversary of Chaplin’s crowning work, introduced by Chaplin scholar Dr. Charles Maland and presented alongside the Buster Keaton short “One Week” by archivist Bradley Reeves. Two screenings only!
“Chaplin’s comedy masterpiece about the perils of the Machine Age and the Great Depression is one of his best-loved movies, a true classic of sublime slapstick, sentimentality and poetic political protest.” – Chicago Tribune