Comedy Film Festival 2012

“Modern Times”

Charlie Chaplin in "Modern Times" (United Artists, 1936)

Charlie Chaplin in “Modern Times” (United Artists, 1936)

“Modern Times” (United Artists, 1936). Charlie Chaplin’s last “silent” film (with some minimal dialogue on the soundtrack). Charlie plays his classic “tramp” character who is having difficulty navigating through modern life as a employed factory worker and an unemployed jailbird. He meets and falls in love with a beautiful gamin and together they keep each other moving forward. Funny, iconic and affecting. Written and directed by Charlie Chaplin.