One Day Only!
About: Art House Theater Day celebrates the art house theater and the cultural role it plays in a community. It is a day to recognize the year-round contributions of films and filmmakers, patrons, projectionists and staff, and the brick and mortar theaters that are passionately dedicated to providing access to the best cinematic experiences.
Art House Theater Day Schedule:
Putney Swope - 50th Anniversary
Video Introduction ‘Putney Memories’ with Robert Downey, Sr. (3m 30 sec)
Wednesday September 18 3:30pm • 6pm
Running time: 1h 25m
Plot: After several years working along the margins of the underground film scene in New York, director Robert Downey broke through to wider recognition with the arthouse hit Putney Swope, a wildly irreverent satire of race and advertising in America. Putney Swope (Arnold Johnson) is the token African-American executive at an otherwise all-white advertising agency when the chairman of the board unexpectedly drops dead. Through a fluke in the chain of command, Swope becomes the new head of the firm, and decides its time to do things his way. He fires nearly all the staff (except for his one token white employee), renames the agency Truth and Soul, Inc., and announces they'll no longer accept accounts advertising tobacco, alcohol, or war toys. The ads they do produce -- for acne remedies and breakfast cereal, among other things -- are wildly successful, and the iconoclastic ad agency (which only accepts payment in cash) is targeted by government operatives as a threat to the national security. Antonio Fargas and Allen Garfield lead the supporting cast; Mel Brooks makes a cameo appearance.
Restoration by the Academy Film Archive and The Film Foundation, with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation.
In Fabric - Advance Screening!
Wednesday September 18 8pm
Running time: 1h 58m
Rated R for strong sexual content including a scene of aberrant behavior, and some bloody images
Plot: In Fabric is a haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store and follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences..