The Great Dictator -Charlie Chaplin

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Date(s) - 03/18/2017
6:00 pm

ACME Screening Room


THE GREAT DICTATOR 1940                         CHARLIE CHAPLIN

Sunday, March 12  

4 pm

Saturday, March 18

6 pm

The U.S. was not yet in World War II when Chaplin leveled his comedy arsenal at Der Führer by playing the dual roles of Hitler-like Adenoid Hynkel and a Jewish barber who is a dead-ringer for der Nutsie. Puns, sight gags and slapstick abound as Chaplin skewers fascism, balancing his attack with poignant scenes of a ghetto in the clutches of storm-trooping terror. The Great Dictator was popular with audiences, becoming Chaplin’s most commercially successful film. Modern critics have also praised it as a historically significant film and an important work of satire; a “must-see” for everyone. The Great Dictator was nominated for five Academy Awards.

Rated NR, 2 hour 4 minutes

Tickets:   $6 Member/ $8 Non-Member

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Charlie Sahner

“Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy." - Einstein

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