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CF Summer Film Festival: The Great Dictator

May 6 @ 12:00 am

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
6:30pm – CF Summer Film Festival: “Why Can’t We Live Together?”
Sponsored by Lisa Sette Gallery

The Great Dictator

Phoenix Art Museum – Whiteman Hall

This event is open to the public.  Admission is free.

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.

Rated G, 125 minutes

The CF Summer Film Festival is generously sponsored by Lisa Sette Gallery.

Click here to make your online reservation. Your reservation secures a general seat in Whiteman Hall.  (It does not secure an assigned seat.)  Early arrival recommended for best seating selections.  Walk-ins will be accepted the night of the film if seats are still available.


May 6
12:00 am