"Mr. Freedom"

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Summer Heat '68 Series
"Mr. Freedom"

Wed., Jul 11, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403
$10, $8 seniors, students, and Walker members

Question authority, break with tradition, and join the revolution. The summer of 1968 is revived, 50 years later, in the Walker Cinema. Experience the heat of '68 through the eyes of filmmakers who challenged conventions to capture the rebellious spirit of their changing times. Beginning with a star-spangled, superhero satire and ending with a lovers' quarrel in Central Park, this summer series features five distinctive visions of an explosive, expressive year. View the full film series here. 

On July 11, view the film Mr. Freedom. A raucous lampoon of American imperialism and self-righteousness, William Klein’s subversive farce follows a ruggedly handsome, arrogant superhero who goes to Paris to defeat Communism. An often-hilarious takedown, Mr. Freedom is filled with exaggerated blowhard narratives about supremacy, capitalism, and patriotic excess delivered by a dim-witted, trigger-happy leader in tight pants. The Vietnam-era lampoon with dazzling Pop art visuals shows the absurdly dangerous qualities of the film’s reckless, narcissistic leader.

This film series is a partnership between the Minnesota Historical Society and the Walker Art Center.

2018-07-11 19:00:00 2018-07-11 19:00:00 America/Chicago "Mr. Freedom" Walker Art Center