Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 2:00pm

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Free with RSVP



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The CAC is supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works. The CAC is supported in part by a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans as administered by the Arts Council New Orleans.

Drawing parallels to Nufonia Must Fall—a story about a miniature robot puppet falling in love with a human—the CAC will screen Charlie Chaplin’s classic comedy, Modern Times.

The 1936 film showcases Charlie Chaplin’s last portrayal of the iconic Little Tramp as he bumbles through an unfeeling, industrialized world during the Great Depression. The Little Tramp punches in, and wigs out, inside a factory where gizmos like an employee-feeding machine may someday make the lunch hour last just 15 minutes. Bounced into the ranks of the unemployed, he teams with a street waif (Paulette Goddard) to pursue bliss and a paycheck, finding misadventures as a roller-skating night watchman, a singing waiter whose hilarious song is gibberish, a jailbird, and more. In the end, as Tramp and waif walk arm and arm into an insecure future, we know they’ve found neither bliss nor a paycheck, but, more importantly, each other.

1936, Charles Chaplin, USA, Black & White, Silent Film, 1hr 27 minutes

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