Modern Times

Screening on Film
Directed by Charles Chaplin.
With Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Chester Conklin.
US, 1936, 35mm, black & white, 87 min.
Print source: Kino International

Chaplin’s last silent film—produced almost ten years after the advent of film sound—takes on the inequities of the Great Depression and the modern experience. Ultimately encompassing the tyranny of machine over man, the film’s closing sequence is among the director’s most famous and poignant as the Tramp (in the character’s final appearance on film), unable to find a place in the industrial metropolis, walks away from society toward an uncertain future.

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