Modern Times (1936) dir. Charlie Chaplin

7/29 @ BRATTLE


See one of Charlie Chaplin’s timeless comedies for free at the Brattle on Monday, July 29. Part of the Elements of Cinema series, Modern Times screens at 6:00pm with followed with a discussion led by Emerson College Senior Scholar-in-Residence Peter Flynn. Modern Times is Chaplin’s first official sound picture, and follows the Tramp in the industrialized world, working in a factory completely out of place. Exploring the isolation and generation gap, Chaplin creates a story that’s relevant, touching, creative, and above all hysterical.

As mentioned, leading the discussion is Peter Flynn. Flynn, along with a residence at Emerson, is a documentary film director. His most recent film, The Dying of the Light, tackles the changes in film projection, and the dying breed of projectionists. Drawing a parallel in the industry, silent vs. sound, film vs. DCP, Flynn will surely add new context and insight to enhance the experience.

Modern Times
dir. Charlie Chaplin
87 min

Screens Monday, 7/29 6:00pm @ Brattle Theatre on 35mm
Part of the ongoing Elements of Cinema Series
Free and open to the public!

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