Classic Film Tuesday: Modern Times

1936 – Comedy

Free Show


June 6

  • 1:00pm

Modern Times

“One of the many remarkable things about Charlie Chaplin is that his films continue to hold up, to attract and delight audiences.” – Roger Ebert

This comedic masterpiece finds the iconic Little Tramp (Charlie Chaplin) employed at a state-of-the-art factory where the inescapable machinery completely overwhelms him, and where various mishaps keep getting him sent to prison. In between his various jail stints, he meets and befriends an orphan girl (Paulette Goddard). Both together and apart, they try to contend with the difficulties of modern life, with the Tramp working as a waiter and eventually a performer.

Genre: Comedy      Rating: G     Runtime: 87 min      Language: English/Silent

Sponsored by: The Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Foundation