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Modern Times

1hr 29mins
Directed by
Charles Chaplin
Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman

Featuring a post-screening conversation with Sebastián Alberdi, dramaturg from the Huntington Theatre Company's production of Sweat.

Modern Times, 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.

Please click here for tickets and/or more information about the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of Sweat, which runs January 31 through February 23, 2020.

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