[act-ma] 3/28: Modern Times (WED)

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Modern Times
Free Screening

Wednesday, March 28

Chaplins last 'silent' film, filled with sound
effects, was made when everyone else was
making talkies. Charlie turns against modern society,
the machine age, (The use of sound
in films ?) and progress. Firstly we see him
frantically trying to keep up with a
production line, tightening bolts. He is selected for
an experiment with an automatic
feeding machine, but various mishaps leads his boss to
believe he has gone mad, and
Charlie is sent to a mental hospital... When he gets
out, he is mistaken for a communist
while waving a red flag, sent to jail, foils a
jailbreak, and is let out again. We follow
Charlie through many more escapades before the film is

1936.  87 min.

Radical Film Night at the Lucy Parsons Center
Every Wednesday night at 7pm
Always Free

Upcoming Films

Apr 4: Burnt By the Sun (1994)

Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is
spending an idyllic summer in his dacha
with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia
and other assorted family and
friends. Things change dramatically with the
unheralded arrival of Cousin Dmitri from
Moscow, who charms the women and little Nadia with his
games and pianistic bravura. But
Kotov isn't fooled: this is the time of Stalin's
repression, with telephone calls in the
middle of the night spelling doom - and he knows that
Dmitri isn't paying a social call.

April 11: Eat The Rich (1987)

Alex is a disgruntled waitress at a snobby exclusive
restaurant who falls on hard times. Forced to deal
with the contempt and disgust of the upper class, Alex
& cohorts attempt to go on a rampage. Meanwhile,
General Karprov and Spider plot to involve the inept
anarchists into their plans to derail the
prime-minister-to-be's campaign.

The film features a number of cameos including
appearances from the likes of Miranda Richardson and
Nigel Planer as vile DHSS clerks, Robbie Coltrane as
the ultimate yuppie, Rik Mayall as a union boss, Paul
McCartney, Shane MacGowan, Jennifer Saunders, Kathy
Burke, Koo Stark, Dawn French, Bill Wyman, Jools
Holland, Adrian Edmondson and Lemmy.

90 min. UK.

Questions-Comments about the film series, contact:

Lucy Parsons Center
549 Columbus Avenue
Boston's South End
Telephone: 617.267.6272
Email: lucyparsons at tao.ca
Web: http://www.lucyparsons.org/

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