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  • Actor Charlie Chaplin lays on his stomach on a giant gear, while tightening two bolts with a wrench in each hand.
  • Actor Charlie Chaplin observes another character trapped in a machine, only his head visible.
  • Actor Charlie Chaplin aims the spout of an oil can at two colleagues in the factory.
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FILM FORUM JR.
Charlie Chaplin’s
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Saturday April 13, 11:00 AM

Sunday, April 14, 11:00 AM

(1936) The Tramp gets trapped in the coils of automation; plays the guinea pig for a feeding machine gone amok; helpfully waves a red flag dropped by a departing truck – just as a Communist demonstration marches up behind him; and accidentally sniffs “happy dust.” A corrosive satire on the dehumanizing effects of technology, but also one of Chaplin’s most lighthearted works, with the additional exuberance of Paulette Goddard as “the Gamin.” 35mm. Approx. 87 min.