• Modern Times (1936)

  • Sat, 11/30/2019 at 8:00 pm
  • Senate Theater
    6424 Michigan Ave
    48210 Detroit
Modern Times (1936) - Senate Theater - Detroit

The Senate Theater is screening Charlie Chaplin's historic film Modern Times! Modern Times is often hailed as one of Chaplin's greatest achievements and remains one of his most popular films. The American Film Fnstitute lists Modern Times as the 78th greatest film ever made in American History. Doors 7:00 PM Organ Overture 7:30 PM Movie 8:00 PMTickets $5G | 1h 27min | Comedy, Drama, Family | 25 February 1936 (USA)Director: Charles ChaplinWriter: Charles Chaplin Stars: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman. Chaplin's last "silent" film, filled with sound effects, was made when everyone else was making talkies. Charlie turns against modern society, the machine age, (The use of sound in films ?) and progress. Firstly we see him frantically trying to keep up with a production line, tightening bolts. He is selected for an experiment with an automatic feeding machine, but various mishaps leads his boss to believe he has gone mad, and Charlie is sent to a mental hospital - When he gets out, he is mistaken for a communist while waving a red flag, sent to jail, foils a jailbreak, and is let out again. We follow Charlie through many more escapades before the film is out.