Civics and Politics Film Series Presented By The Providence Center for Media Culture. Please join us for the following screenings that will benefit non-profit organizations including: ACLU, The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Institute for Non-Profit News.
The Great Dictator – February 15th
Chaplin plays two totally opposite roles in his first “talkie,” giving a superb display of his boundless talent for both inspired comedy and powerful drama. One of his masterfully drawn characters is a Jewish barber facing the constant threat of storm troopers and religious persecution. The other is the great dictator, Hynkel, a brilliant lampoon of Adolph Hitler that is awesome proof of Chaplin’s pantomime genius. The movie’s famous highlight comes in its final scene, when Chaplin steps out of character and addresses the camera with an eloquent plea for the triumph of reason and humanity over mindless militarism.
CAST: Charles Chaplin, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Henry Daniell, Billy Gilbert, Paul Weigel
DIRECTOR: Charles Chaplin
RUN TIME: 125 min
Other Events from Cable Car Cinema and Cafe:
I Am Not Your Negro – March 7th
1984 – April 4th
All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and the Spirit of I.F. Stone – May 3rd
The Cable Car Cinema and Cafe has been screening the best independent and foreign films since 1976.