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Art & Copy Playing on Thursday

August 26, 2009

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On Thursday, August 27th, Indie Memphis and The Brooks are presenting ART & COPY, the Sundance Film Festival favorite about advertising and inspiration.

ART & COPY will screen at 7:30 pm on Thursday, August 27th at the Brooks Museum of Art. Tickets are $7 each / $5 for Indie Memphis members and members of The Brooks.

What: ART & COPY
When: 7:30 pm, Thursday, August 27th
Where: Brooks Museum of Art
Admission: $7 / $5 for Indie Memphis members and members of The Brooks

Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), ART & COPY reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time — people who’ve profoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown outside their industry. Exploding forth from advertising’s “creative revolution” of the 1960s, these artists and writers all brought a surprisingly rebellious spirit to their work in a business more often associated with mediocrity or manipulation: George Lois, Mary Wells, Dan Wieden, Lee Clow, Hal Riney and others featured in ART & COPY were responsible for “Just Do It,” “I Love NY,” “Where’s the Beef?,” “Got Milk,” “Think Different,” and brilliant campaigns for everything from cars to presidents. They managed to grab the attention of millions and truly move them. Visually interwoven with their stories, TV satellites are launched, billboards are erected, and the social and cultural impact of their ads are brought to light in this dynamic exploration of art, commerce, and human emotion.

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