Lawrence Modern in association with KU’s School of Architecture, Design and Planning presents Mon Oncle, the second film in our mini series that explores modern architecture’s role in cinema. The venue will again be the new Forum at Marvin Hall, the light-controlled glass box designed by students in Prof. Dan Rockhill’s Studio 804 class. Sit back, relax and enjoy the space. Be prepared to be entertained as Monsier Hulot struggles to understand modern architecture, mechanical efficiency and consumerism in postwar Paris. The great film critic Roger Ebert listed Mon Oncle as one of his top 100 movies of all time. Of the film’s director Ebert said, “Jacques Tati is the great philosophical tinkerer of comedy, taking meticulous care to arrange his films so that they unfold in a series of revelations and effortless delights.”

Please join us at The Forum on Wednesday, May 6th. KU Professor of Architecture Stephen Grabow will introduce Mon Oncle at 7 p.m. A short discussion will follow the screening. (The flyer can be enlarged for high-resolution viewing by double-clicking.)

Again we wish to thank the KU School of Architecture, Design and Planning for collaborating with us on this exciting film series and generously providing use of The Forum.

All films are free and open to the public, seating is limited.

Trailer for Mon Oncle | Roger Ebert’s review | Studio 804: The Forum | KU Parking Info

– Bill, Dennis & Tom

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