ICE-Vision: Mon Oncle

ICE-Vision: Mon Oncle (Jacques Tati, 1958)
Wednesday, February 6 at 8 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S150

ICE-Vision continues with Film Studies major Daniel LoPilato’s weekly selections of eclectic, idiosyncratic, psychotronic, or otherwise eccentric excursions into world cinema.

“Jacques Tati’s 1958 film is a transitional work between the character-centered comedy of Jour de Fete and Mr. Hulot’s Holiday and the global perspective of his most formally inventive film, Playtime. Hulot is still here, but he no longer occupies the foreground; set off to one side, as the eccentric uncle of a desperately modern family, he is more of a visiting sprite, suggesting a human alternative to the mechanical life forms that occupy the center of the story… a very witty and suggestive work from the modern cinema’s only answer to Chaplin and Keaton.” – Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader