Was any comic as fixated on (mis)perception as Jacques Tati? "Sight gag" doesn't begin to cover the worlds Tati designed—a seaside village, an ultramodernist house, a hall-of-mirrors city—and laced with playful misprision and graceful goofs. A compleat comedian-auteur like Chaplin or Jerry Lewis, Tati played his most famous character, Monsieur Hulot, with music-hall-honed agility, but also as the windswept bystander to his mass orchestrations. MOMA presents a centenary-and-change retrospective with new prints, following the huge Cinémathèque Française exhibition that re-created the entire... More >>>