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FilmScene in the Park
Saturday, Sep 2, 2023 7:45 PM
Charlie Chaplin as the Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society.
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FilmScene in the Park is presented by Dr. Suzanne Stock, Orthodontist.

FREE and open to the public | Evening sponsored by Iowa Labor History Society, American Federation of Musicians, Building-Construction Trades Dept., Community Action Program Region 4, Hawkeye Area Labor Council, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local Union 405, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Iowa Federation of Labor, Iowa Laborers-Employers Cooperation & Education Trust, LiUNA! Local No. 43, United Association

"Apt to make the spectator shed tears from the strain of laughter."—Ella H. McCormick, Detroit Free Press

"Says everything without saying anything."—Mae Tinee, The Chicago Tribune

"Chaplin at his most inventive and ingenious."—Rob Aldam, Backseat Mafia

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.

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Series:FilmScene in the Park
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Director:Charles Chaplin
Featuring:Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman
Runtime:87 minutes
Year Released:1936
Production Country:USA