The Great Dictator
Past Forward: The Garneau Theatre at 75
USA 1940, 125 min, Dir: Charles Chaplin
Screenings:
  • Monday September 21, 2015 at 7:00PM

After dedicated service in the Great War, a Jewish barber (Charles Chaplin) spends years in an army hospital recovering from his wounds, unaware of the simultaneous rise of fascist dictator Adenoid Hynkel (also Chaplin) and his anti-Semitic policies. When the barber, who bears a remarkable resemblance to Hynkel, returns to his quiet neighborhood, he is stunned by the brutal changes and recklessly joins a beautiful girl (Paulette Goddard) and her neighbors in rebelling.

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FILM REVIEW: “it’s how The Great Dictator time-capsules us back to 1940 that matters most… in revealing greatness and littleness.” - Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly


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