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Announcement :: Labor
3/28: Modern Times (WED)
by LPC Film Night
27 Mar 2007
Wednesday, March 28
Chaplins last 'silent' film, filled with sound effects, was made when everyone else was
making talkies. Charlie turns against modern society, the machine age, (The use of sound
in films ?) and progress. Firstly we see him frantically trying to keep up with a
production line, tightening bolts. He is selected for an experiment with an automatic
feeding machine, but various mishaps leads his boss to believe he has gone mad, and
Charlie is sent to a mental hospital... When he gets out, he is mistaken for a communist
while waving a red flag, sent to jail, foils a jailbreak, and is let out again. We follow
Charlie through many more escapades before the film is out.
1936. 87 min.
Radical Film Night at the Lucy Parsons Center
Every Wednesday night at 7pm
Apr 4: Burnt By the Sun (1994)
Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his dacha
with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and
friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin Dmitri from
Moscow, who charms the women and little Nadia with his games and pianistic bravura. But
Kotov isn't fooled: this is the time of Stalin's repression, with telephone calls in the
middle of the night spelling doom - and he knows that Dmitri isn't paying a social call.
April 11: Eat The Rich (1987)
Alex is a disgruntled waitress at a snobby exclusive restaurant who falls on hard times. Forced to deal with the contempt and disgust of the upper class, Alex & cohorts attempt to go on a rampage. Meanwhile, General Karprov and Spider plot to involve the inept anarchists into their plans to derail the prime-minister-to-be's campaign.
The film features a number of cameos including appearances from the likes of Miranda Richardson and Nigel Planer as vile DHSS clerks, Robbie Coltrane as the ultimate yuppie, Rik Mayall as a union boss, Paul McCartney, Shane MacGowan, Jennifer Saunders, Kathy Burke, Koo Stark, Dawn French, Bill Wyman, Jools Holland, Adrian Edmondson and Lemmy.
90 min. UK.
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