Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Aug 29, 2014
7:30pm
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Charlie Chaplin Double Feature! Centennial of The Tramp!
THE KID / MODERN TIMES
THE KID
1921, Janus Films, 60 min, USA, Dir: Charles Chaplin

In his first film masterpiece, Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp, following his paternal instincts, takes a hapless, orphaned baby - "the Kid" - under his wing. Five years pass, and the tyke is now a precocious little boy (Jackie Coogan), helping his foster dad, the Tramp, in his "window-glass replacement" scam. But a confluence of events, including the Kid’s sudden illness, conspire to separate the two.


MODERN TIMES
1936, Janus Films, 87 min, USA, Dir: Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin directs and plays the Tramp in this brilliantly inventive critique of industrial advancement. When the Tramp begins to take on one too many characteristics of the massive machinery that surrounds him, the powers-that-be are made nervous by his antisocial behavior and suspect him of being a communist.


Screening format: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Fri, Aug 29, 2014 • 7:30pm
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