Carrie Fisher adapted her semi-autobiographical best-seller about an actress (Meryl Streep) struggling to get her career back on track after a stint in rehab, and to come to terms with her mother (Shirley MacLaine), who had been a star herself a few decades earlier.
Join us for two classic comedies directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin: MODERN TIMES, in which the Tramp runs afoul of industrialism, and CITY LIGHTS, perhaps Chaplin's best blend of comedy, pathos and class critique.
These two early Chaplin comedies remain among his most beloved. In THE GOLD RUSH, he travels to the Yukon in search of gold but ends up falling in love with dance-hall girl Georgia Hale. In THE KID, his iconic Tramp character takes a hapless, orphaned baby - "the Kid" - under his wing.