PUTNEY SWOPE - Art House Theater Day


Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Thu, Sep 19, 2019 7:30 PM


Art House Theater Day

Putney Swope

Thursday, September 19th at 7:30 PM
$12 Members | $17 Public | Free for Young Film Fan Members!

With post-film discussion led by Andre Doughty, Adjunct Professor of Media Production at New York Institute of Technology

The Sky Room Cafe will be closing at 5 PM the evening of this event.

An unforgettable late-’60s counterculture masterpiece, Robert Downey Sr.’s Putney Swope remains a vital provocation on race, pop culture and America.

 New 50th Anniversary restoration by The Academy Film Archive and The Film Foundation - with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation! The most popular film by Robert Downey Sr. is this offbeat classic about the antics that ensue when Putney Swope (Arnold Johnson, his voice dubbed by a gravelly Downey), the only African-American executive at his advertising firm, is unexpectedly elected its president and turns the industry on its ear through a series of outrageous, taboo-busting TV commercials (strewn throughout the film like comedic landmines.) Putney summarily fires the wealthy white executives, replaces them with Black Power apostles, renames the company Truth and Soul, Inc., and proceeds to wreak politically incorrect havoc. (USA, 1969, 84 Mins, R, English | Dir. Robert Downey Sr.)

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