David Lynch Selects
dir. Jacques Tati, France, 1958, 35mm, 115min., English language version
“Exquisite, extreme, French 50's with the big heart and humor of Jacques Tati.” – David Lynch
Slapstick prevails when Jacques Tati’s eccentric hero Monsieur Hulot is let loose in the ultramodern home of his brother-in-law, and in an antiseptic factory that manufactures plastic hose. Tati directs and stars in the second entry of the Hulot series, a delightful satire of mechanized living.
David Lynch film programming is in conjunction with David Lynch: The Unified Field at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), the first major U.S. museum exhibition of PAFA alumnus David Lynch, on view September 13, 2014 to January 11, 2015. Organized in close collaboration with the artist, the exhibition features over 80 paintings and drawings from all periods of Lynch’s career. It includes rarely-seen early work from Lynch's time in Philadelphia (1965-70), a critical period in his creative development. The William Penn Foundation is the presenting sponsor of David Lynch: The Unified Field. Follow @PAFAcademy on social media and join the conversation with #PAFADavidLynch.