M. Hulot’s Holiday (Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot)
Dir. Jacques Tati. 1953, 90 mins.
Tati made his first appearance as the gangly raincoat-wearing Hulot, stumbling from mishap to mishap, in this episodic comic masterpiece about the urgency of trying to relax during a seaside holiday. Tati’s formally groundbreaking work dispenses plot and favors sound effects over dialogue.
Free with museum admission.