FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 6:30pm
$8 general, $5 Maltz Museum Members (popcorn is free!)
Seats limited. Call 216.597.0575 or click here to secure your spot.
Join us as we examine what this master artist saw in his time and how it speaks to today. The Great Dictator is Chaplin’s first sound film. Controversial at the time of release, it delivered a stinging satirical rebuke to fascism in Italy and Nazi Germany at a time when the United States was at peace with Europe. Chaplin biographer Jeffrey Vance states that “The Great Dictator survives as a masterful integration of comedy, politics, and satire. It stands as Chaplin’s most self-consciously political work and the cinema’s first important satire.” Following the screening, stay for a discussion with David Huffman, Director of Marketing with Cleveland Cinemas.