Cinema Roundtable: Charlie Chaplin's 100-Year Comic Legacy

Miller Learning Center Room 148

Charlie Chaplin appeared in his first motion picture in 1914. By 1919 he was one of the most popular stars in the world, helping found United Artists. As his career and reputation exploded internationally, his iconic image and satiric comic style inspired a vast array of artists and cultural critics. As one historian writes, “He manages to make high comedy out of hardship, starvation, and greed.”

This semester’s Cinema Roundtable, “Charlie Chaplin’s 100-Year Comic Legacy” will assess Chaplin’s career and his influence on 20th-century culture. The panelists include Nell Andrew (Art History), Charlie Michael (Film Studies), and Jed Rasula (English). Richard Neupert (Film Studies) moderates the panel, which takes place Friday, October 10th at 4PM in 148 Miller Learning Center.

The Cinema Roundtable and discussion are free and open to the public.
  • Friday, October 10, 2014 at 4:00 pm