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View other events for the week of 8/ 4/2004
MODERN TIMES
Date Wednesday August 04
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
north of Downtown Oakland
between Telegraph & Broadway
below Pill Hill
parking next door off both
27th & 28th Streets
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorFlorence
MODERN TIMES
by and with Charlie Chaplin

Set in the 1930s during the Great Depression era, the film's main concerns echo those of millions of people at the time: unemployment, poverty, and hunger. It has a number of wonderfully inventive and memorable scenes that proclaim the frustrating struggle by proletarians against the dehumanizing effects of the machine in the Industrial Age and various social institutions. Need it be said? Charles Chaplin was one of the greatst cinematic geniuses of the 20th century. His brilliance was celebrated and recognized for decades. But then America brutally turned against him. How it grieved him that his adopted homeland, the country that had given him fame, riches and untold fortune, denounced him as a Communist and basically didn't allow him back into the country. What a singular disgrace.

The film is FREE but the drinks are $3
Added to the calendar on Monday Jul 19th, 2004 11:15 PM
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