Restorations and Revivals: Putney Swope

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Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Houston at Museum of Fine Arts Houston - Brown Auditorium, Houston TX

Feb 22 - 29 2020
Restorations and Revivals: Putney Swope

A counterculture masterpiece, Putney Swope remains a vital provocation on race, pop culture, and America.

An unforgettable late-1960s counterculture masterpiece, 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, director Robert Downey Sr. takes no prisoners and skewers the entire political spectrum.

• “The commercials … are absolutely brilliant, and the sheer gonzo

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Museum of Fine Arts Houston - Brown Auditorium

1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77006

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