Putney Swope

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Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!

Director: Robert Downey Sr. Run Time: 84 min. Rating: R

Release Year: 1969

Starring: Allen Garfield, Archie Russell, Arnold Johnson, Bert Lawrence, Buddy Butler, David Kirk, DDon George, Joe Madden, Ramon Gordon, Stan Gottlieb

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Putney Swope, the only African-American exec at his 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.

*** OFFICIAL ART HOUSE THEATER DAY 2019 SELECTION! Restoration by the Academy Film Archive and The Film Foundation, with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation ***