May 5-6 & 8, 2012, at the Aero Theatre
The movies' funniest filmmakers have a long-running history of lampooning oppressive rule. Join us at the American Cinematheque for a hilarious program of featherbrained fascists and dimwitted dictators, including Woody Allen's BANANAS, Mel Brooks' THE PRODUCERS, Charlie Chaplin's THE GREAT DICTATOR, Leo McCarey's DUCK SOUP starring the Marx Brothers, Paul Mazursky's MOON OVER PARADOR, Arthur Hiller's THE IN-LAWS and “You Nazty Spy!” starring the Three Stooges.
Series compiled by Grant Moninger and Gwen Deglise. Program notes by Beth Hanna.