Tuesday, June 30

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Elements of Cinema: Playtime

Free Screening and Discussion – Passes Not Required


Free Screening!

Introduction by Emerson College Professor Peter Flynn

Screening followed by audience discussion. This event is free and open to the public.

(1967) dir Jacques Tati w/Tati [124 min; 35mm]
Jacques Tati’s sublime comedic masterpiece thrusts the endearingly clumsy, resolutely old-fashioned Hulot, along with a host of other lost souls, into a bafflingly modernist Paris. Introduction by Emerson College professor Peter Flynn.

“While some directors spoon-feed their audience, in PLAYTIME Tati lets us come to his table and take what we will; he provides a sumptuous feast. We choose what to pay attention to, as the screen is constantly filled with a multitude of stories and a plethora of details.” Eric Shoag reviews PLAYTIME for Brattle Film Notes


Elements of Cinema logoELEMENTS OF CINEMA is a monthly free screening and discussion series presented by the Brattle Film Foundation. Funding for this event comes from grants from the Cabot Family Charitable Trust and the National Endowment for the Arts.