1936. USA. Dir: Charles Chaplin. With Chaplin. 87 min. 35mm print.
Despite the industry-wide dominance of talkies by the mid-1930s, silent cinema’s beloved Little Tramp still waddled about Hollywood’s finest backlots in oversized shoes. From dizzying assembly lines and hazardous machinery to blindfolded rollerskating, Chaplin’s Depression-era critique of industrialism stands as one of his most iconic works.
Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free