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Behind the Screen

Directed by Charlie Chaplin

On a Hollywood movie set a lowly stagehand does all the heavy lifting while his boss hogs the credit. The

City Lights

Directed by Charlie Chaplin

Chaplin, neverendingly empathetic to his characters—and thus to their real-world counterparts, usually the poor and downtrodden of American society—crafted perhaps

Easy Street

Directed by Charlie Chaplin

The Tramp goes straight after falling for beautiful social worker and becomes a police officer. But his challenging first assignment

Modern Times

Directed by Charlie Chaplin

Perhaps Chaplin’s foremost contribution to the preeminent art form of the 20th century and routinely voted amongst the greatest films

Shorts 8: Chaplin Classics

Directed by Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin’s singular blend of slapstick, pathos, and social satire made him one of the cinema’s great artists and his

The Gold Rush

Directed by Charlie Chaplin

In search of gold in turn-of-the-century Alaska, Charlie takes refuge with a fellow prospector in an isolated, comically imbalanced cabin

The Rink

Directed by Charlie Chaplin

Chaplin skates circles around his antagonists, figuratively, waiting tables in a swanky restaurant, and literally, at the rink next door.



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.