The Willson Center Cinema Roundtable meets to discuss topics of film history, criticism and theory. Richard Neupert, the coordinator of UGA film studies, organizes and moderates the roundtables.
Title: “Charlie Chaplin’s 100-year Comic Legacy”
Date: October 10, 4:00 p.m.
Location: 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. The Cinema Roundtable and discussion are free and open to the public.