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Playtime: The Cinema of Jacques Tati
July 5, 2008 until August 9, 2008

Born Jacques Tatischeff in 1908, this comedic genius single-handedly reinvented the art of slapstick cinematic comedy. Tati's films consist of elaborate, choreographed visual gags and carefully integrated sound effects. In almost all his works, Tati plays the socially inept Mr. Hulot with his trademark raincoat, umbrella and pipe. Like Charlie Chaplin's tramp, Hulot is a brilliant comedic creation. Tati's tautly constructed, prescient comedies comment on social hypocrisy, rampant consumerism, and the alienating effects of technology.

On the centenary of his birth, we are pleased to present a retrospective of the work of one of the 20th Century's most incisive, rigorous, and talented cinematic comedians, Jacques Tati. Presented with the generous support of and in collaboration with the Embassy of France.

Program:
Jacques Tati  •  France  •  1947  •  79 min
Saturday, July 5, 2008, 7:00 pm, Auditorium, 395 Wellington St.
English Subtitles
 
Jacques Tati  •  France  •  1953  •  114 min
Saturday, July 12, 2008, 7:00 pm, Auditorium, 395 Wellington St.
English Subtitles
 
Jacques Tati  •  France  •  1958  •  117 min
Saturday, July 19, 2008, 7:00 pm, Auditorium, 395 Wellington St.
English Subtitles
 
Jacques Tati  •  France  •  1967  •  124 min
Saturday, July 26, 2008, 7:00 pm, Auditorium, 395 Wellington St.
English Subtitles
 
Jacques Tati  •  France  •  1971  •  96 min
Saturday, August 9, 2008, 7:00 pm, Auditorium, 395 Wellington St.
English Subtitles