Playtime in 70mm– what a treat!

One of my favorite movies of all time is playing at the Museum of the Moving Image this week– in glorious 70mm! What does this mean? It means the size of the film frame is literally twice as big as standard 35mm film. Thus the projected image will be big, lush, and have twice the resolution (it isn’t being enlarged as much). Playtime, by Jacques Tati, is a comic critique of modern society, circa 1967– very little dialogue, a million sight gags, and more amazing 60s French modern fashion and architecture than you can handle. I’d highly recommend this as an extra credit option… Friday and Saturday, showtimes here: http://www.movingimage.us/visit/calendar/2011/11/04/detail/play-time

 

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