Ped Mall -Scene 1 Wed, Sep 18, 2019 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
Art House Theater Day
Film Info
Runtime:84 minutes
Director:Robert Downey Sr. (Up the Academy)
Year Released:1969
Production Country:USA


Wednesdays get weird when Late Shift hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian and Aaron Holmgren dig up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $3 Big Grove Boomtown Ale tallboys and $2 small popcorn! PLUS -- special custom trash trailer reel curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!

"Weird, wild and slightly twisted; this sucker is definitely worth the watch."
- Ken Kish, Cinema Wasteland

"Funny, sophomoric, brilliant, obscene, disjointed, marvelous, unintelligible and relevant. If anybody tries to improve it, they should be sentenced." - Vincent Canby, New York Times

"Putney Swope is an impressively weird and effectively unique picture, one that deals with not only how the advertising industry deals with and plays off race, but the counterculture movement of the late sixties at the same time." - Ian Jane, RockShockPop.com

Restoration by the Academy Film Archive and the Film Foundation, with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation.

Putney Swope, the only African-American exec at his firm, is unexpectedly elected its president and turns the industry on its ear through a serious 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.