Putney Swope

Wed. Sep 18, 2019 8:30pm - 11:00pm EDT
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$9.00 - $12.00
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1969, dir Robert Downey Sr. w/Arnold Johnson, Stan Gottlieb, Allen Garfield, 84 min, DCP 


An unforgettable late-’60s counterculture masterpiece, Robert Downey Sr.’s PUTNEY SWOPE remains a vital provocation on race, pop culture and America. Putney Swope, the only African-American exec at his ad 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.) As Swope becomes the Generalissimo of Madison Avenue, Downey takes no prisoners and skewers the entire political spectrum. Essential viewing – especially in this new restoration by The Academy Film Archive and The Film Foundation with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation! – AGFA 

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Brattle Theatre 40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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