Start Date: 13 Nov 2013 - 06:30PM

End Date: 13 Nov 2013 - 08:30PM

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DADo, the film society of the Robin Boyd Foundation will be screening the French comedy classic Mon Oncle (1958) by Jacques Tati at the Robin Boyd Foundation Walsh Street Courtyard on Wednesday 13 November 2013. Set between Paris’ past and its future, the film explores the socially awkward Monsieur Hulot’s colourful life in postwar France. Living in an overpopulated Parisian neighbourhood and unemployed, Hulot spends his days waiting to pick up his nephew Gerard from school using his old VeloSoleX bicycle, and escorting him to his parents’ ultra-modern house Villa Arpel. The film is not only showing the ignorant of the daily living comfort portrayed in the new Parisian suburbs, this almost dialogue-free film also portrayed the rise of modern architecture coupled with efficient mechanism, fixed gender roles, status acquisition and consumerism.

The screening will be introduced by Professor Philip Goad. Philip is internationally known for his research and is an authority on modern Australian architecture. Philip has worked extensively as an architect, conservation consultant, and curator. Philip is an expert on the life and work of Robin Boyd, and has held visiting scholar positions at Columbia University, Bartlett School of Architecture (London) and UCLA (Los Angeles). Philip is a past editor of Fabrications, the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, and is a contributing editor to Architecture Australia. Along with Associate Professor Julie Willis, he is the editor of the Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture.