TRAFFIC (TRAFIC) (France, 1971, 100 min.)

People get nowhere fast in Tati’s unjustly neglected but hilarious Traffic. Monsieur Hulot takes his final bow as a Parisian automotive designer who tricks out his Rube Goldberg-like Camping Car with all the latest gadgets and modern conveniences, naturally with calamitous results. Tati’s lifelong fascination with things that move reaches its apogee in this farcical look at modern life coming to a screeching halt (—Museum of Modern Art). In French with English subtitles. Directed by Jacques Tati.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

$10 General Admission; $8.50 AFI Members; $9 Seniors (65+), Students (with valid ID), and Military; $6 Children (12 and under). Tickets may be purchased at the box office (opens 30 minutes before the film) or online at

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, Md. (METRO: Silver Spring)

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