Our friends at the Berlin Film Society have another great screening coming up on Friday 25th May of Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator.”
Here are the details:
The Berlin Film Society presents a very special screening of a Chaplin masterpiece. Join us on Friday 25th May for a *themed* Charlie Chaplin film event. In an age where tyrannous dictators still occupy and oppress, Chaplin’s strikingly early political satire (released in 1940 before the U.S.’s official entry into World War II) still resonates as poignantly as ever. With Sacha Baron Cohen’s upcoming release of his own Dictator satire, updated to reflect 21st Century concerns, we thought there would be no better time to return to Chaplin’s most political and controversial comedy.
In his controversial masterpiece The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona. Chaplin, in his first pure talkie, brings his sublime physicality to two roles: the cruel yet clownish “Tomainian” dictator and the kindly Jewish barber who is mistaken for him. Featuring Jack Oakie and Paulette Goddard in stellar supporting turns, The Great Dictator, boldly going after the fascist leader before the U.S.’s official entry into World War II, is an audacious amalgam of politics and slapstick that culminates in Chaplin’s famously impassioned speech.
We want to fill LOFTUS HALL with an audience of Charlie Chaplin ‘Tramps’, so to fit the dress code, here’s what you should wear (there are prizes for the best-dressed Chaplin Tramps!):
Aim for: “a hobo with the manners of a gentleman.”
- Bowler hat
- ‘Toothbrush’ moustache (buy online or grow your own, your choice!)
- Baggy, oversized trousers/shoes
- Bamboo cane (or any kind of walking cane)
- Waistcoat & tight-fitting Jacket/Coat
**THERE’LL BE PRIZES FOR THE BEST-DRESSED CHAPLIN TRAMPS!**
(includes film event + entry to Loftus Hall club night!)
€6 Berlin Film Society Members (BECOME A BFS MEMBER here: http://goo.gl/VJ89N)
€8 Non-members following Dress Code (Chaplin’s Tramp)
WHERE AND WHEN:
May 25th 2012
Loftus Hall, Maybachufer 48, 12045
Doors Open & Drinks : 19:00
Film Starts : 21:00
After Party : 23:00
ABOUT THE BERLIN FILM SOCIETY
Established in 2012, the Berlin Film Society is a monthly cinematic experience. Each month a specific theme, motif, director, or idea will be explored within the films that are screened. From Director Q&As and retrospectives, to themed culinary experiences and live music events, the Society aims to create a whole new approach to experiencing film.