Film Preview: Modern Times, 22 September, Filmhouse, Edinburgh

22 Aug

There’ll be a rare screening of Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times on Tuesday 22 September at Edinburgh’s Filmhouse.

According to the Filmhouse website, Modern Times was made at the time of Roosevelt’s New Deal, Chaplin’s first ‘political’ film tells the story of a worker buffeted about and neglected by inhuman forces of industrialisation, politics and the law.

Between wonderful stage sets and routines which see his famous ‘Little Tramp’ figure almost literally transformed into just one more product, the hero befriends an orphaned teenager, and together they set about to carve out a little bit of happiness in the world together.

This screening will be preceded by a short talk about the campaign for a Green New Deal from the G20 summit in St Andrews on 7 November.

Visit the Filmhouse website for full details.

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