Modern Times

Director:   Charles Chaplin
Year:   1936
Language:   English
Time:   87 minutes

Using the comedic tropes he developed over twenty years of silent film making, Charles Chaplin gives his view of the plight of the working class under the desperate economic conditions of the Great Depression. The assembly line production method is the great dehumanizer that Chaplin's characters must contend with.

Not Rated.

Post-film discussion led by Mary Stanley.


About the director Charles Chaplin.

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