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Film Talks: The Great Dictator

When:
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where:
Alkek Library ALK 105/106
Description:

Join us for Film Talks

  • 2pm Film Showing
  • Discussion after Film

"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."

There will be a discussion following the film.

Discussion leaders / facilitators:

  • Dr. Louie Valencia, History


Cost:
FREE
See:
http://guides.library.txstate.edu/filmtalks
Sponsor:
Contact:
Liz King
Calendar:
Alkek Library Events
Categories:
Academic, Entertainment
Audience:
Faculty, General Interest, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Film Talks: The Great Dictator