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Modern Times (Dir. Charlie Chaplin, 1936)   Chaplin’s last silent (although filled with sound effects) and his first overtly political film.  The little Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman. Hailed as one of Chaplin’s greatest achievements, it remains one of his most popular films. Find out more at Wikipedia     Phoenix Picture House, Oxford Link

City Lights (Dir. Charlie Chaplin, 1931)   The story of the little tramp (Charlie Chaplin)’s on-off friendship with an alcoholic millionaire (Harry Myers) and his efforts to help a blind flower seller (Virginia Cherrill).  A Chaplin classic, eloquent, moving and funny. Find out more at Wikipedia  Ultimate Picture Palace, Oxford  Link

 14 December

City Lights (Dir. Charlie Chaplin, 1931)  The story of the little tramp (Charlie Chaplin)’s on-off friendship with an alcoholic millionaire (Harry Myers) and his efforts to help a blind flower seller (Virginia Cherrill).  A Chaplin classic, eloquent, moving and funny. Find out more at Wikipedia   Ultimate Picture Palace, Oxford  Link

17 December

Safety Last (Dir. Fred C Newmeyer, 1923)   Harold Lloyd heads to the big city to make his fortune. Although only a sales clerk he tells his girlfriend (Mildred Davis) he is the store manager.  When she comes to visit, he needs to keep up the pretense, avoid the real store manager and escape the police by climbing up the outside of the building.  A classic Lloyd comedy with hair-raising climax.  Find out more at  IMDb  With live musical accompaniment by Unsilent Movies.   Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury  Link