We all love design, right? And movies. So movies about design is quite a mesmeric match for CUDO members.
Now take that concept, bring it to life in one of the hippest private screening rooms in the area, and it’s nothing short of… nirvana.
Curated especially for the art-at-heart crowd, this summer film fest is your excuse to indulge in some pre-movie mingling and post-movie discourse, with an intriguing design-focused film as the main attraction.
The film fest is being held in Shatterglass Studios’ private screening room featuring widescreen cinema screen, 1080p HD projection and surround sound. Only 12 lucky respondents (based on order of RSVP receipt) will be seated for each movie.
Even if you can’t make the movie, please join us for pre-movie beer, wine and other beverages and the chance to chat with some design-loving cohorts.
(Blu-ray discs and DVDs courtesy of That’s Rentertainment)
Branded (2012, 106 min.), with film short Logorama
Thursday, July 11
Set in a dystopian future where corporate brands have created a disillusioned population, one man’s effort to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with hidden forces that control the world. Featuring Ed Stoppard, Leelee Sobieski, Jeffrey Tambor, Max von Sydow. Learn more »
“It’s rare these days to find a truly remarkable film about the subjects of advertising, marketing and science fiction that work so well together. Branded is truly unique in its approach and execution.” Horrornews.net
Objectified (2009, 75 min.), with film short Why Man Creates (director Saul Bass)
Thursday, August 1
A documentary by Gary Hustwit (Helvetica) about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. It’s a look at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. It’s about the designers who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. It’s about personal expression, identity, consumerism, and sustainability. Learn more »
“Objectified, Gary Hustwit’s documentary about industrial design, is as sleek and handsome as any of the new and improved household items it exhibits.” New York Times
Died Young Stayed Pretty (2008, 95 min.), with film short Un Chien Andalou (director Luis Buñuel)
Thursday, August 29
Candid look at the underground poster culture in North America. This unique documentary examines the creative spirit that drives these indie graphic artists as they pick through the dregs of America’s schizophrenic culture and piece them back together. The film gives us intimate look at some of the giants of this modern subculture. Director Yaghoobian shows these artists for what they are: the vivisectionists of America’s morbidly obese consumer culture. Learn more »
“…Died Young, Stayed Pretty offers an entertaining, visually appealing look at the indie-rock poster art subculture.” Rotten Tomatoes
PARKING: Please park in the lot behind (west of) the Shatterglass Studios building. Do not park in the Champaign Surplus lot, or in tenant-reserved spaces. Enter through the west-facing “Studio” door at the back of the building.
Limited seating – Priority access for CUDO Members and CUDO Friends (through 48 hours prior to screening)
You must RSVP to ensure a seat for the movie – seating is limited to the first 12 RSVPs (after these seats are filled, a waiting list will be started; if any of the original respondents do not attend, individuals on the waiting list will be seated in the order of RSVP). Email gro.oducehtnull@ngiseDyBseivoM to RSVP.
You will receive email confirmation of RSVP acceptance