Jacques Tati never shied away from using comedy as a form of social commentary. His film Mon Oncle, the best foreign-language Academy Award winner of 1958, relies on satire and slapstick to battle France's populist consumerism. Tati's genteel Monsieur Hulot, a well-meaning oaf, visits his sister's family and has trouble dealing with her ultra-automated home. Cinema St. Louis and Webster University's Film Series present Mon Oncle as part of the Classic French Film Series. Jean-Louis Pautrot, professor of French and international studies at Saint Louis University, introduces the film and hosts a Q&A afterward.
7:30 p.m. Fri., Mar. 27. Moore Auditorium on Webster University's campus (470 East Lockwood Avenue; 314-968-7487 or www.webster.edu/filmseries). $10 to $12.
Fri., March 27, 7:30 p.m., 2015