Film Series: The Great Dictator

1940. USA. Dir: Charles Chaplin. With Paulette Goddard. 125 min.



A Jewish war vet walks out of a hospital for the first time in 20 years to find his shop boarded up, the police replaced with brown-shirted thugs, and his homeland run by a loudmouthed buffoon ranting about making the country great again. Chaplin breaks his career-long silent to speak out against the growing menace of fascism, fusing slapstick with an earnest plea for compassion.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free