Charlie Chaplin’s Hitler Satire, ‘The Great Dicator,’ Screens at the Maltz Museum

Wed 8/16 @ 6:30PM

Charlie Chaplin was known as a comedian, but he was also an incisive social/political critic. In 1940, he made his first sound film, The Great Dictator, and it ruffled some feathers. At a time when Hitler was on the move in Europe, but America had not yet entered World War II, and many right-wing Americans supported the advance of fascism, Chaplin satirized the fascism of Mussolini’s Italy and Hitler’s Germany.

The film screens at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage as part of it’s the World According to Chaplin series. It will be followed by a discussion led by Cleveland Cinemas director of marketing David Huffman.

Admission is $8, $5 for Maltz members. Popcorn is free! Make a reservation here or call 216-593-0575.

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