The Great Dictator
Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!
Director: Charles Chaplin Run Time: 126 min. Format: Audio Amplification Available Release Year: 1941
Starring: Charles Chaplin, Henry Daniell, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner
Charlie Chaplin plays both a persecuted barber and an unhinged tyrant his first true sound film — which he crafted to be a scathing condemnation of fascism. Frequently praised as one of the most important works of satire with the greatest monologue in film history, The Great Dictator was banned in many countries in Europe upon its release in an attempt to appease Nazi Germany. (1940)