Sunday Screenings at the Chazen

The opening of the Chazen Museum of Art’s new building will also include the unveiling of a beautifully designed new auditorium fully equipped to show 16mm and 35mm film. Beginning November 6 in the new space, the Chazen will offer regular Sunday afternoon programming at 4 p.m., curated by Jim Healy, Cinematheque Director of Programming. The inaugural series will highlight four Hollywood feature films personally curated by pop filmmaker and film historian Joe Dante. In December, 2011, “Sunday Screenings at the Chazen” will continue with new 35mm prints of three comic masterpieces by the revered French director and actor Jacques Tati.

  • Sun., Dec. 18 | 4:00 PM

Tati's beloved Monsieur Hulot finds himself in a futuristic funhouse of modern architecture and traffic jams as his once familiar Paris progresses uncontrollably. Hulot adapts to his new surroundings like a fish out of water, which, of course sets the stage for his charming and irresistible clumsiness. Utilizing astonishing sets and brilliant sound design, Tati achieves new levels of visual and aural complexity.