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Chaplin screenings in Cleveland Ohio Museum of Art

h3. A Tramp’s Progress: Chaplin

Charles Chaplin directs and appears in four films that demonstrate how his comic persona evolved during the sound era. All shown in new or archival 35mm film prints! Each film $8, CMA members $6, seniors 65 & over $5, students $4, or one Panorama voucher.

h3. “City Lights”

!/images/photos/0000/0269/City_Lights_Still_N°183_thumb.jpg! * Wednesday, August 6, 7:00 * Friday, August 8, 7:00

The “Little Tramp” falls in love with a blind flower seller in this peerless silent comedy (made during the sound era) that skillfully combines slapstick and pathos. Always on lists of the best movies ever made. New 35mm print! (USA, 1931, b&w, silent with musictrack, 87 min.)

h3. “The Great Dictator”

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With Paulette Goddard and Jack Oakie. Chaplin plays both a Jewish ghetto barber and the mustachioed, megalomaniacal dictator Adenoid Hynkel in this prescient, passionate satire that was released a year before the U.S. entered WWII. New 35mm print! (USA, 1940, b&w, 128 min.)

h3. “Monsieur Verdoux”

!/images/photos/0000/0056/Monsieur_Verdoux_thumb.jpg! * Wednesday, August 20, 6:45 * Friday, August 22, 6:45

With Martha Raye.Chaplin plays a dapper Parisian bank clerk who murders rich widows for their money in this celebrated but controversial black comedy that marked a startling change of pace for the great clown. New 35mm print! (USA, 1947, b&w, 123 min.)

h3. A Countess from Hong Kong (With Marlon Brando, Sophia Loren)

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Loren, Sydney Chaplin, and Tippi Hedren. Chaplin’s rarely revived final film is a romantic comedy about an émigré Russian countess who escapes to America on a luxury liner, stowing away in the cabin of a wealthy diplomat. Chaplin has a small role. Studio print! (Britain, 1967, color, 35mm, 108 min.)

  • The “Little Tramp” falls in love with a blind flower seller in “City Lights”:/en/articles/4 Wed., August 6, 7:00 Fri., August 8, 7:00

h3. Cleveland Museum Of Art Informations

  • adress 11150 East Blvd Cleveland Ohio 44106 Tel 216-421-7340 or 1-877-262-4748

  • Box Office 216-421-7350 1-888-CMA-0033 Admission Free

  • Exhibitions TicketedHours Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun at 10:00-5:00 Wednesdays, Fridays at 10:00-9:00 Closed Mondays