The Great Dictator

  • ArtRage Gallery 505 Hawley Avenue Syracuse, NY, 13203 United States

A film by Charlie Chaplin with Paulette Goddard and Jack Oakie.

“This is the story of the period … during which insanity cut loose, liberty took a nose dive, and humanity was kicked around somewhat.” So begins Charlie Chaplin’sunforgettable political parody,  The Great Dictator.  Even in 1940, atthe peak of Hitler’s madness, Chaplin takes aim at the perils of power, propaganda, and pompous autocracy (via mythic dictator Adenoyd Hinkel). Blending brilliant buffoonery with keen satire, he  casts a perceptive, far-sighted eye at the nature — and danger – of  tyranny, bullying and scapegoating.

Doors open at 7:30 pm  |  $5 suggested donation