A Newberry Library Adult Education Seminar
This seminar follows five of Charlie Chaplin’s films in a progressive exploration of the filmmaker’s remarkable life and art. Our discussions of The Kid (1921), The Gold Rush (1925), City Lights (1931), Modern Times (1936), and The Great Dictator (1940) will feature close appreciation of Chaplin’s artistic technique and broader reflections on the cultural complexities of the interwar era. Five sessions via Zoom.
Tuesdays 2pm-4pm, November 8 to December 6, 2022
In advance of the first session, please watch The Kid (1921, 53 mins.), available on DVD or streaming at Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Criterion, and HBO Max.
Registration information here.
No required books. Recommendations for accessing the feature films will be made available each week, along with additional film clips, brief reading materials, and web links.
The Kid (1921)
The Gold Rush (1925)
City Lights (1931)
Modern Times (1936)
The Great Dictator (1940)
Image: From Chaplin’s Modern Times (1936)