Janus Films Presents: Charlie Chaplin
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Modern Times

87 min.
B&W, Silent with musical accompaniment
Not Rated
 “Chaplin's most sustained burlesque of authority... The comic Metropolis of the movie's first half is one of his greatest comic conceits.” 

-J. Hoberman

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.

-synopsis courtesy MK2 & Warner Bros.