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173_PlayTime (1967)

  • The Mini Microcinema 1329 Main Street Cincinnati, OH, 45202 United States (map)

Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

Directed by Jacques Tati


Jacques Tati’s gloriously choreographed, nearly wordless comedies about confusion in an age of high technology reached their apotheosis with PlayTime. For this monumental achievement, a nearly three-year-long, bank-breaking production, Tati thrust the lovably old-fashioned Monsieur Hulot, along with a host of other lost souls, into a baffling modern world, this time Paris. With every inch of its superwide frame crammed with hilarity and inventiveness, PlayTime is a lasting record of a modern era tiptoeing on the edge of oblivion. 


PlayTime contains not one story but a million, all happening at once. In Tati’s hands, plotlessness isn’t just the absence of narrative; it’s a positive tool in the same way that a three-act structure would be for most other filmmakers. - Criterion 


Delightfully ambitious, pure visual magic -- not to be missed! Free with $5 suggested donation.




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