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UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum present

Modern Times

Modern Times
February 10, 2019 - 11:00 am

Modern Times  (1936)

Screen legend Charlie Chaplin takes delirious aim at the dehumanization of technology and mass production by turning the Little Tramp loose, as he said, “like a bull in a china shop” of the mechanical age. Modern Times marked Chaplin’s swan song as his iconic character as well as his first use of a recorded soundtrack (though intertitles remain in the mix) and it remains an essential a comic masterpiece.  

35mm, b/w, 87 min. Director/Screenwriter: Charlie Chaplin. Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman.

Recommended for ages 6+

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