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Jul 16, 2014 11:46 AM by Dan Shadwell, KSBY News

Local Spotlight: "The Gold Rush"

Almost 90 years ago, one of the true geniuses of American film released what would become a landmark in American cinema.

Today, with the disparity in wealth at its widest since the Great Depression, Charlie Chaplin's story of the struggle for riches is as relevant and poignant as ever.

In "The Gold Rush," the little tramp is out prospecting, when a terrible blizzard sets in and he and another prospector are forced to take shelter in an old cabin.

They become snowbound with no food or supplies, so chaplin serves up his boot for dinner.

As late as the 1950's, critics were still calling this film the second best ever.

You can check out "The Gold Rush" at a free screening Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. at Campbell Hall on the UCSB campus, and again, Friday night at 8:30 at the Sunken Garden next to the Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

The event is sponsored by UCSB Arts and Lectures.
For more information, click here.

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