Plot your escape from the cubicle farm with Playtime at the Film Society!
With an unparalleled attention to detail, fantastic scale and ingenious choreography, Jacques Tati’s Playtime might be credited with sparking the imagination of a thousand music video directors (including this one?). Tati’s grand, exuberant vision encompassed an epic set that may also put contemporary viewers in mind of a recent film by Charlie Kaufman. Tati was a true perfectionist, building virtually an entire city, dubbed “Tativille,” on the outskirts of Paris. Filming took nine years, and the final product must be seen to be believed. Trust us on this one, DVD really can’t do justice to this iconic 70mm production. That’s an astounding 35mm more than your run of the mill movie theater experience. Seriously, folks, this is going to be a one-of-a-kind event. Perhaps one worth ducking out of the old cubicle farm early for?
See it at the Film Society Mon Jan 5: 1, 3:30, 6 & 8:30