Modern Times

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Modern Times


Thursday May 22 07:30 PM
Tuesday May 27 01:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


About the Film:

Directed by Charlie Chaplin. 1936. USA. 87 mins. Silent w/ musical accompaniment
The Little Tramp punches in and wigs out inside a factory where gizmos like an employee-feeding machine may someday make the lunch hour last just 15 minutes. Bounced into the ranks of the unemployed, he teams with a street waif (Paulette Goddard) to pursue bliss and a paycheck, finding misadventures as a roller-skating night watchman, a singing waiter whose hilarious song is gibberish, a jailbird, and more. In the end, as Tramp and waif walk arm in arm toward an insecure future, we know they’ve found neither bliss nor a paycheck but, more importantly, each other.—MK2 & Warner Bros.


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