Christian Scheider, an actor and filmmaker from Sag Harbor, is hosting three screenings of films by Jacques Tati at the John Jermain Memorial Library in that village starting Wednesday at 5 p.m. with “The Big Day.” Tati, who died in 1982 at the age of 75, was a French comic actor, writer, and director whose recurring character was Mr. Hulot, a self-effacing man at odds with modern society.
Each program will include a brief introduction before the screening and a guided discussion afterward. The discussions will focus on the sociological critique of streamlined, fast-paced industrialization in Tati’s work. The other films to be shown are “Les Vacances de M. Hulot” on Jan. 29 and “Mon Oncle” on Feb. 5. Preregistration is required. The fee is $20 for the series, which is limited to 14 participants.