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The Great Dictator (12:30 PM, 3:20 PM, 6:10 PM)

May 20

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Ticket Price: $4
Times: 12:30 PM, 3:20 PM, 6:10 PM

2h 5min | 1940
Director: Charles Chaplin
Written by: Charles Chaplin
Cinematography: Karl Struss, Roland Totheroh
Starring: Charles Chaplin, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Paulette Goddard

In his controversial masterpiece The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona. Chaplin, in his first pure talkie, brings his sublime physicality to two roles: the cruel yet clownish “Tomainian” dictator and the kindly Jewish barber who is mistaken for him. Featuring Jack Oakie and Paulette Goddard in stellar supporting turns, The Great Dictator, boldly going after the fascist leader before the U.S.’s official entry into World War II, is an audacious amalgam of politics and slapstick that culminates in Chaplin’s famously impassioned speech.


May 20
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