945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130
5:00 p.m. (CT) Reception | 6:00 p.m. (CT) Presentation and Screening
Join The National WWII Museum for an in-person screening of Academy Award–nominated feature film The Great Dictator as a part of our Reel History Film Series.
Written, produced, directed, and scored by Charlie Chaplin, the 1940 film provides a satirical and critical view of Nazi Germany, fascism, and antisemitism. In addition to his work with the film, Chaplin also played both leading roles: a fascist dictator and a Jewish barber. The film was popular with American audiences during a time when America was still neutral in World War II, and it has been praised as a historically significant film and one of the greatest comedy films ever made.
Ahead of the screening, learn more about the film’s connection to The National WWII Museum’s special exhibit In Real Times. Arthur Szyk: Art & Human Rights from a Museum curator.
Registration is required for this event, and space is limited. For additional information, please contact Maggie Hartley, EdD, Director of Public Engagement: email@example.com.