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Directed by Charlie Chaplin

United States 1916 30 mins.

On a Hollywood movie set a lowly stagehand does all the heavy lifting while his boss hogs the credit. The other workers go on strike, and a pie fight and Keystone-esque chase scene cap the explosive finale.

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.