Art House Theatre Day- Putney Swope
Art House Theatre Day Screening- Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00 PM
FREE for members!
Restoration by the Academy Film Archive and The Film Foundation, with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation.
When its chairman dies, an advertising firm's executive board must elect someone to fill the position. Each member, unable to vote for himself, casts a secret ballot for Putney Swope (Arnold Johnson), the firm's only black executive, assuming he wouldn't receive any votes from the other members. But once in power, Swope makes radical changes to the firm -- like keeping only one white employee and refusing to advertise harmful products -- all under the firm's new moniker, "Truth and Soul, Inc."
Running time: 1 hr 25 min
Director: Robert Downey Sr.