Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.
"A film from another planet."
Watch Tati's sublime satire as it was meant to be seen!
Unseen in its original form in almost 30 years, Jacques Tati's legendary Playtime is the French comic master's only film shot in 70 mm, the perfect form for his sublime satire of modern architecture and technology. Set in a near-futuristic Paris overrun by English-speaking gawkers, it features Tati's alter ego, Monsieur Hulot, wandering the streets of a city he once knew well, now rendered mazelike by modern "improvements."
As LA Weekly noted, the film is "uncannily prescient in its prediction of a world where everything comes to look and sound alike, where, indeed, it becomes impossible to distinguish the skyline of Paris from those of New York and Tokyo." (126 mins.)
Admission$6 students (tickets required)
Support for the 2004-05 film/video season provided by the Rohauer Collection Foundation and the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation.
Contemporary films, international films, and visiting filmmakers presented with support from the Ohio Arts Council.