The 3rd floor gallery of the California Museum of Photography is closed for the installation of Color Shift from August 12th through August 30th, reopening on August 31st.

Modern Times


Directed by: Charlie Chaplin


1936 | USA | 87 minutes



Screening

Friday, March 22, 2019, 7pm



Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin’s last outing as the Little Tramp, puts the iconic character to work as a giddily inept factory employee who becomes smitten with a gorgeous gamine (Paulette Goddard). With its barrage of unforgettable gags and sly commentary on class struggle during the Great Depression, Modern Times—though made almost a decade into the talkie era and containing moments of sound (even song!)—is a timeless showcase of Chaplin’s untouchable genius as a director of silent comedy.


"One of the many remarkable things about Charlie Chaplin is that his films continue to hold up, to attract and delight audiences." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times


"The mechanical feeding sequence in Modern Times is probably the funniest routine in cinema history." - Andrew Sarris, Observer