Art & Copy Screening
The Sugar Club, Leeson Street
Thanks to all of you who made it out in the ice and snow to see ART & COPY on January 7th, we’ll keep you up to date on the release of the DVD.
About the event
ART & COPY is a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray and edited by Philip Owens, it 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.
This Screening will be followed by a Q&A with ART & COPY editor, Philip Owens.
Philip began his film-making career in Ireland in 1986 as the first digital artist in the country. In 1992 he was a key member of the design team on U2’s revolutionary “Zoo TV” tour. Over time, a desire to get closer to the narrative drew him away from the world of visual effects and by the mid-nineties he was exclusively focussed on editing.
Philip has at various times been a director, visual effects supervisor, CGI and stop-motion animator, satellite imagery analyst, DJ, music journalist and hydrologist. Currently, he is editing a feature documentary on the influential life of filmmaker Roger Corman.”