Detroit Film Theatre


BRITISH TELEVISION ADVERTISING AWARDS

October 8-10 and 15-17

Various directors (90 min.)

Once again, some of the most entertaining, witty and creative examples of British filmmaking can be found in their incomparable and often startling television advertising. Unlike any other TV advertisers in the world, Britain’s unique cinematic Mad Men consistently fashion imaginative, witty, technically sophisticated, cutting-edge productions that are often the earliest showcases for soon-to-be celebrated filmmakers such as Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), Hugh Hudson (Chariots of Fire), and Alan Parker (Midnight Express). Since the 1980s, each year’s collection of top BTAA prizewinners has toured the world in a showcase that has grown a cult following in the select number of cities in which it plays. Thanks to the response to the 2009 program, we’re delighted this year to be the first stop in the 2010 U.S. tour, to be followed by venues such as New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. One of the year’s must-see DFT events.
 
 
Friday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 10 at 2:30 p.m.
 
Friday, October 15 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 16 at 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 17 at 4:00 p.m.